1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
4 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
How to Make It
Combine first 8 ingredients in a Dutch oven, stirring well; bring to a boil. Combine butter and flour, stirring to form a smooth paste. Add flour mixture to tomato mixture, stirring well. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; discard bay leaves. Process mixture through a food mill; discard pulp. Serve soup with crackers.