French Onion Soup

Serves 4
Prep Time 15 min
Cooking Time 30 min
Ingredients

  • 4 Onions sliced
  • 25g/1oz Unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Plain flour
  • 900ml/1 1/2 pints Beef stock
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 150ml/1/4 pint Red wine
  • Sprig Thyme or 1 tsp dried Thyme (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 100g/4oz Gruyere cheese, grated

Method

  • Heat the oil and butter in a saucepan
  • Add onions and saute for 10 minutes
  • Add flour and cook, stirring for 1 minute
  • Gradually stir in stock and bring to boil
  • Add bay leaves, thyme and seasoning
  • Cover and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Remove bay leaves
  • Pour soup into 4 flameproof bowls
  • Cut 4 circles from bread and place on soup
  • Sprinkle with cheese
  • Put into hot oven 240C/475F/gas 9 or under grill for a few minutes until cheese melts and bubbles
  • Serve immediately

Variation

  • Cheddar cheese can be used instead of Gruyere

Equipment

  • Large saucepan

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Kim March 3, 2009 at 2:41 pm

One of my all time favorites.. and my new cheese love is gruyere.. smoked.. mmmmm My can of soup isn’t too thrilling right now.. lol

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