Such a simple recipe and it tastes so AMAZING…I have a short cut for the tomatoes. I cut off the tops and make slices on the skin and pop them in the microwave for 7 to 8 minutes. This cooks the flesh slightly and separates the skin. You can just remove the skins when this is cool. Next I roughly cut up the pulp if needed ..take some garlic in a wok with half a teaspoon of oil. Add some finely chopped fresh onion to it and slightly cook. Now toss the tomato pulp in, fresh basil leaves, add salt, black pepper and a wee bit of sugar. Simmer for 5 min or so.Add water ..say 1 to 2 cups of water depending on how much pulp you have and how much soup you need as well as how thick you want it.
Now cool this slightly. Blitz it in a mixer and you are done. Adjust seasoning and garnish with basil. You can add in some fresh cream if you like ..but make sure it’s not piping hot when you add it in.