This definitely tastes like the Atlanta Bread Company recipe. I did make some changes though:
I used olive oil to cook the onion instead of butter (and I didn't add butter later), 7 cups chopped fresh tomatoes instead of the canned plum, about 4 tsp dried dill instead of fresh, and 8 oz fat free cream cheese instead of heavy cream. Also, I would put less pepper than it called for next time. Wonderful recipe!
Really flavorful, rich delicious soup. It is indeed very much like the one at Atlanta Bread Company, which is why I tried the recipe. The fennel flavor is pronounced--a plus in my book. It takes it from your ordinary tomato soup to something special. My hubby and all four children loved it. I'll definitely make this again.
Simply awesome. I used to go to Atlanta Bread Company to get this stuff, but this beats it hands down! All my kids love it. An instant family favorite!
You can't buy tomato soup this good anywhere (and Atlanta Bread Factor has nothing on you! Yours beats it hands down!) I've had to send everyone who has tried this here for your recipe. I've made it often now and it will always be a favorite.
I am so happy with this recipe - I searched for years for the tomato soup that they used to serve at Atlanta Bread Company - this recipe nails it. I was so disappointed with ABC stopped serving it and went with a sweet basil recipe. I much prefer this spicy fennel and dill recipe. It's become a family favorite and definitely makes enough to share :).