A very hearty, savory Roma tomato soup, full of incredible flavor. A warm, welcoming answer to cold winter days.
- Bring a large stockpot of water to boil. Fill a large bowl with ice water to use as an ice bath. Core tomatoes and place in boiling water for 1 minute. Remove from boiling water with a slotted spoon and place in ice bath. Allow tomatoes to sit in the ice bath for a few minutes. Peel skins off tomatoes and squeeze the seeds out.
- In a heavy bottomed pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, sugar, salt and cook over medium/low heat for 30 minutes, to concentrate the tomato flavour.
- Add boiling water to the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the cubed bread and ¼ of the very good quality extra virgin olive oil. Stir well and add basil.
- Ladle into 4 bowls and drizzle with remaining extra virgin olive oil.