Yes, you see that delicious, creamy looking tomato soup? It actually contains no cream! Got this recipe from the most recent issue of Cook’s Illustrated. I love creamy tomato soup, but being lactose intolerant, I tend to avoid it. The secret ingredient? Bread. Who would have thought? Those people are geniuses I tell you. It was super easy and fast to make as well. This is certain to become a staple for me.
But unfortunately my husband doesn’t quite agree that this makes a meal, so we had to make something else for him. Also from this issue (good issue!) of Cooks’s Illustrated: no-roll pizza bianca. The cheesy side was his; the salt and rosemary side was mine–good for dipping in my soup.
i love the creamless tomato soup recipe. i tried to use my immersion blender though, and that didn’t work so well. next time it’s going into the food processor.
i was curious about the pizza bianca too, but haven’t tried it yet. my next CI/ATK project is their beef stroganoff, i think. i just made their classic meatballs (the recipe’s from 1998!) and they were really good.
I think it depends on your immersion blender. ATK did test of them in 2007. KitchenAid was rated the highest and I think I have the Wolfgang Puck one which seemed to do the trick. But only some of them passed the “pesto test.”
The pizza was good, but takes a while. It’s a trade off–time for ease. It’s good to make if you’re going to be around the house anyways (cleaning, doing laundry, etc.) and can just tend to it every so often. Very easy clean up though.
I just stumbled across your blog and love it! This soup is going on my “To-Try List” for sure. Will be back for more visits…
SO funny. dan saw that recipe and bought everything to make it too…we will try it one night this week…. will let you know.