30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
900 g (2 lbs) British Classic Tomatoes, halved
1 small potato, peeled and sliced
300 ml (½ pint) water
5 ml (1 tsp) sugar
Lightly oil a roasting tin. Arrange the tomatoes, cut side uppermost in the roasting tin. Add the garlic cloves. Season and drizzle over the remaining oil. Roast in the oven 190°C (375°F/Gas mark 5) for 30 minutes.
Boil the potato in water until tender. Do not drain the water.
Skin the tomatoes and the garlic and put the tomato pulp and garlic into a food processor or blender with the cooked potato and potato stock and blend until smooth.
Transfer to a saucepan. Add a little extra vegetable stock or water if the soup is too thick. Stir in the sugar.
Did You Know?
In the UK, we eat 6oz (160g) of fresh tomatoes per person per week. This is the equivalent of two classic British tomatoes per week, or more than 100 per year - very low compared with other European countries, especially those in the Mediterranean region.