This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes,
learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun! -Juila Child

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Famous Tomato Soup

Growing up on Montana, a special treat was to go with Grandma and Grandpa to the 4B's Restaurant in Missoula. I remember so well, the piping hot tomato soup we had to order every time. It is a delicious, creamy, smooth soup with amazing flavor! Since then 4B's has gone through changes in ownership, some restaurants closed for good while others reopened again, but the menu remains the same. Click here to read an excellent article in the Missoulian Newspaper about the 4B's legacy. Now if only they would venture out to Portland!
My mom was browsing through her recipes and found the original 4B's recipe card of their famous soup that I believe we obtained from my grandfather who is always asking the restaurant cooks for their recipes!

4B's Old Fashioned Tomato Soup Serves: 8 Yields: 1/2 gallon

32 ounces tomatoes , canned and diced
9 ounces chicken broth
1 ounce butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 TBS onion , chopped
1/4 tsp pinch baking soda
2 cups cream

Mix tomatoes, chicken broth, butter, sugar, onions and soda.
Simmer over low heat for 1 hour.
Heat cream in a double boiler.
Add cream to hot tomato mixture and serve!

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