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Tomato Soup

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This wonderful tomato soup recipe comes from the Bistro Jeanty restaurant in Yountville, California. It's one of many fantastic restaurant recipes in Napa Valley.
Ingredients
  Fresh tomatoes/Canned tomato 2 1⁄2 Pound, chopped
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onion 1⁄2 Pound, chopped
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), chopped
  Tomato paste 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Bay leaf 1
  Peppercorn 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Dry thyme 1 Teaspoon
  Heavy cream 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Sea salt To Taste
  White pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Puff pastry 1 Pound
  Egg 1
  Water 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

MAKING
2. In a large stockpot over medium-low heat, melt the 1/4 cup butter. Add the onions, garlic, dry thyme, bay leaf and peppercorns. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes.
3. Put tomato paste and lightly toast it. Add tomatoes, stir well and simmer over low heat for 30-40 minutes, until soft.
4. Transfer the tomato mixture to a bowl and puree it using a hand blender. Strain it and return the soup to the pot.
5. Add the cream, salt, white pepper and remaining butter. Bring soup to a simmer then remove from heat. Allow the soup to cool in the refrigerator for two hours or overnight.
6. Divide the soup among six cups.
7. Roll out the puff pastry to 1/4 inch. Cut into 6 rounds slightly larger than your cups.
8. In a bowl, beat the egg with water.
9. Paint the dough with the egg wash. Turn the circles and place over the tops of the cups. 10. Lightly paint the top of the dough rounds with egg wash with out pushing the dough down.
11. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the dough is golden brown.

SERVING
12. Serve the French Tomato Soup immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Creamy
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
6
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