It’s time for us to post recipes for Halloween. I can’t believe a year has gone by already! This year I want to try more practical and easy to make recipes, both sweet and savory. Hopefully, I’ll have time to try out a couple of recipes to post before Halloween is upon us. This recipe is just homemade tomato soup, with a cream spiral on top to form a spiderweb. (To make this practical, just use the cream spiderweb idea on canned tomato soup for your kids… I’ll look the other way). This is the second time I try a homemade tomato recipe, because I have to admit that I like the taste of the commercial tomato soup we get from a packet or a can at the supermarket. It’s what I always had since I was a kid, and the flavor of a particular brand is what I want when I think about tomato soup. And I know I’m not alone.
Nonetheless, I still wanted to give homemade tomato soup another shot. I am very happy with the flavor of this recipe. I’m a little embarrassed to say so, but… I love that it tastes like the commercial brand, only better. Plus, I know it’s all natural because I made it at home. My daughter loved it, and so did my husband. I was asked to make it again. So you can trust me on this, if you’re looking for a homemade tomato soup, this is the recipe to try. The only thing I changed, is that I used chicken stock instead of vegetable stock. The original recipe added ½ cup of cream to the soup, apart from the cream used to make the spiral. When I tasted the soup, it seemed “creamy” enough, so I didn’t add the cream, but it’s entirely up to you. Also, I need to strain soups. I like the smooth texture, and even though the original recipe didn’t mention any straining, I needed to do it. (I have childhood issues with lumps in food).