Christmas vibes: the world’s greatest tomato soup (à la Bernadette)

Singlemade: world's best tomato soup

When I was young a visit to Willy & Bernadette’s was always an adventure. They lived in a tiny house with a huge garden, straight out of a fairy tale. It was filled with all kinds of nic nacs, each of them with a story of their own. There was always something new to discover!

And a fairy tale house has fairy tale treats. Bernadette would never let you leave with an empty stomach. The coffee would be brewing and cookies would be served even before you could say ‘no thank you’. As you get ready to leave after having enjoyed story after story, you’d receive a large bag of the garden’s harvest. Our visits to Willy and Bernadette’s are among my fondest childhood memories.

Unfortunately, Bernadette has gone from us much too soon. But she left an amazing legacy: the Feistsuppe! It translates from the West-Flemish dialect, as ‘feast soup’! It’s an amazing tomato soup with Maredsous cream cheese. It might sound odd to mix cream cheese in with tomato soup, but believe me, it’s a feast!

You only need a can of tomatoes and it’s ready in no time to serve as an original appetizer and it makes for a big hit with the kids! And of course, you can treat yourself with it as well. It’s what Bernadette would have wanted above all else. 😉

Singlemade: World's best tomato soup

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Christmas vibes: the world’s greatest tomato soup (à la Bernadette)
Christmas vibes: the world’s greatest tomato soup (à la Bernadette)
Course Appetizer, Starter
Prep Time 20 min
Servings
*
Ingredients
Course Appetizer, Starter
Prep Time 20 min
Servings
*
Ingredients
Christmas vibes: the world’s greatest tomato soup (à la Bernadette)
Instructions
  1. Open the can of tomatoes and add it to a cooking pot. Fill up the can with water and pour it over the tomatoes. Fill it up again but only halfway and pour it out again over the tomatoes.
  2. Add a bouillon cube to the tomatoes. Heat over a high heat.
  3. Peel the onion, cut into halves and into crescents over the soup. Set to boil under a lid for about 15 minutes.
  4. Clean up your workspace and take the soup off the heat.
  5. Add a heaped tablespoon of cream cheese and use the immersion blender to mix it into a creamy soup.
  6. Season to taste with pepper and salt. Done!
Recipe Notes

* This recipe serves 1 generously or 4 appetizers.

Tip: This soup has a pretty strong taste. If you want to tone it down, double the water and add an extra bouillon cube. The soup will be a bit more pink as well.

Tip: Serve some breadsticks alongside!


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Jomme’s blender broke while mixing, so it wasn’t blended perfectly, but nevertheless: yumyum! He added some extra Maredsous, but it was the low-fat kind, so it was permitted! 😉

Stijn wrote that it was ready in a second and that it was nice and spicy. Apparently he thinks canned tomatoes are spicy?! :-p

Tip: Pieter used some extra scoops of Maredsous as garnishing.


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