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Old 08-04-2015, 02:14 PM   #31
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No daks were harmed in the making of this soup...
That is good to know. And I know it makes Beagle happy also. I am still playing catch-up with life.
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Thanks, Dawg! I will have to use veggie broth and non-fat milk/yogurt, but want to try this!
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Old 08-04-2015, 04:35 PM   #33
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Cheryl looked it up. It reduces the acidity of the tomatoes.
I thought as much, but then why add soda to soup? When a teas spoon of sugar will do the same?
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Old 08-04-2015, 04:40 PM   #34
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I thought as much, but then why add soda to soup? When a teas spoon of sugar will do the same?

I have no clue, Charlie. Apparently it's been made this way for generations. Maybe because the soda is alkali, and balances out the acid?
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I thought as much, but then why add soda to soup? When a teas spoon of sugar will do the same?
There is sugar in the recipe. I'm confused by why there is sugar and baking soda in the soup.
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There is sugar in the recipe. I'm confused by why there is sugar and baking soda in the soup.

No clue, but whatever they've done for generations seems to have worked.
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:52 PM   #38
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Sugar doesn't change the acidity or act as a preservative (unless it's a high concentration like in jam). It just makes it taste sweeter.

This sounds like a lovely simple soup. I have chicken broth in the freezer and may try canning some when my tomatoes come on (safe to pressure can without the baking soda and cream). I usually can a roasted tomato soup, but this one sounds perfect with a nice grilled cheese sandwich on a cold day.
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Thanks Bookbrat! It truly was some of the best I've had. Canning it is a great idea.
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I'm getting ready to take my copy of the recipe into the kitchen to evaluate what changes to make.

I'll make up some soup and give it a test before addiing the baking soda to see if I can tell the difference after adding the BS.
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