------------- Recipe Extracted from Meal-Master (tm) v6.15 ------------------
      Title: Pure Cream Of Tomato Soup
 Categories: Main dish Soups Vegetables   
   Servings:    7
       5 tb Butter 
     1/2 c  Onion; Chopped 
       4 tb Unbleached Flour 
       4 c  Milk 
     1/2 ea Bay Leaf 
   1 1/2 ts Sugar 
   1 1/2 ts Salt 
     1/2 ts Baking Soda 
       3 c  Tomatoes; Chopped, Fresh,Can 
   Melt the butter in a soup-pot.  Add the onion and cook over medium heat,
   stirring, until the onion is soft but not browned.  Sprinkle the flour
   over the butter mixture and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes.
   Slowly add the milk, bay leaf, sugar, and salt and continue to cook and
   stir until slightly thickened.  Stir the baking soda into the tomatoes.
   Add the tomatoes to the milk, and bring just to a simmer.  Remove from the
   heat and put through a strainer.  Taste and correct the seasoning.  Reheat
   before serving.