I've tried this recipe and it's wonderful! I did add two cloves of garlic and increased the celery to 3-4 stalks. I'm not a big fan of bay leaves so I only used one. It turned out great.
The first time I made this I followed it precisely, except omitted the celery, and ended up with 9 quarts. I may have simmered it longer...the recipe didn't really say how long. It was good, but the onion flavor was a little strong for us. So the second time I used only 2 onions, left out the butter, and also increased the sugar to my husband's taste. I will use this again with my modifications. The amount of acidity in this recipe is not out of line with other water bath canning recipes I've seen, so I'm not worried about that at all. This is a great way to use up the tons of tomatoes I have every fall. Thanks for posting!
DANGER; This recipe does NOT contain enough acidity to use the Water Bath Canning process. One may add some vinegar and a bit of sugar to offset the taste of the vinegar and then use a WBC process. angela marie pro-chef Le Cordon Bleu
Very simular to old Kerr Canning book. I double the flour, butter, salt, and sugar, because I like a thicker creamer tomato soup. To process in water bath canner new quidelines recommend 85 min. I did run out of celery so I used 4 tsp of celery salt and omited 4 tsp of salt. Still very good. Makes appx. 26 pints.
Loved this recipe - will be making much more next year - husband loves it! Great way to use up tomatoes.
I mixed this recipe with a roasted tomato soup recipe that I wanted to try. I didn't want to spend an entire day roasting all of the tomatoes that I had, so I roasted half of them with some onions and garlic, and used this recipe for the rest. YUMMO!! Lots of time to make it, but worth it. My mom asked if I would take orders, but nope, not for this one.
A beautiful thick, tasty soup. It wasn't quite as smooth as I like after the food mill, so I put it through the blender. I also added a couple of cloves as the soup cooked. I added cream just before serving.
I made this soup and it was sooooo yummy!!!....I ended up sharing the recipe with many people!!!...Even people who didnt care for tomato soup wanted it!!..I made tons of this stuff and today Im making lots more due to my family eating all the other LOL...Worth making!!!
I was rather disappointed in ths. It was just ho hum. I took a mug out to my husband in the garage and he asked what is it supposed to be? I told him tomato soup and he just said Oh and shrugged. If I were to make it again I think I would add some fresh basil.
Made 24 quarts of this today. It is quite delicious. I did not have celery, so used celery seed. Very easy recipe.