Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal. Jay Leno
What’s in a soup, you say? Soup can so easily be dismissed as boring and even unappetizing. But this slow roasted thick tomato soup is a different story, served in a bread bowl, with a cheese crisp. It’s warming and nourishing, and the perfect way to get snuggle up in the cool winter months.
However, the highlight of the soup is the cheese crisp along with the bread bowl. Making the cheese crisp will be one of the simplest edible adornments you will ever make, and yet make you look like a real kitchen pro!
The slow roasting of tomatoes is done in the oven with the tomatoes sprinkled with a good quality olive oil, sea salt, pepper, herbs and garlic. Roast them for a good 45 minutes or so, and for some heat you can add in a red chilli pepper or two with the seeds.
For the delicious bread bowl, scoop out the insides to create a bowl. Place it in the oven with your tomatoes for the bread to crisp up a bit so that it can hold the liquid. Keep the scooped out insides to make herbed breadcrumbs later.
This soup is wholesome, warm, filling and a great balance to the rest of the cakes coming your way this Christmas!