Turkish people use tomato or pepper paste often in their recipes. You will see how tomato paste goes well with this soup.
• 1 tablespoon butter
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 2 tablespoon all purpose flour
• 2 tablespoon tomato paste
• 4 tomatoes, grated
• 4 cups water
• 1 cup milk
• 4 tablespoon cream
• Optional: yellow cheese, grated (kaşar), or croutons
Melt butter in a pot and add flour. Saute it until it changes color.
Add tomato paste and grated tomato. (use blender if it gets lumpy)
Then add milk and water. Boil it until it gets smooth over medium heat.
Finally add cream and boil for 3 minutes.
Put grated yellow cheese or croutons on top of each bowl (not in the pot!).