Fresh Tomato Basil Soup


4 cups fresh tomatoes - peeled, cored and chopped
4 cups good chicken stock
10 (about) fresh basil leaves
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 pound unsalted butter
salt and pepper to taste

Combine tomatoes and stock in saucepan. Simmer 30 minutes. Puree,
along with the basil leaves, in small batches, in a blender or food
processor. Return to saucepan and add cream and butter, while
stirring over low heat. Garnish with extra basil leaves and serve
with your favorite bread.