Classic French onion soup

Recipe from: 7/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
French onion soup

Ingredients 12
Servings 6
Time 30

Ingredients

  • 60
    ml
    butter
  • 750
    g
    onions, thinly sliced
  • 3
    cloves
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 45
    ml
    cake flour
  • 1.50
    litres
    beef or vegetable stock
  • 250
    ml
    dry white wine
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 3
    sprig
    fresh thyme
  • 2
    pinch
    salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1
    handful
    fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 0.50
    loaf
    French loaf, sliced
  • 125
    ml
    Gruyère cheese, grated
 

Method

75
 
1. Heat the butter in a saucepan and sauté the onions until soft and glossy. Don't be hasty, the onions must brown slowly and start to caramelise. Add the garlic and stir-fry for another minute.

2. Stir in the cake flour until thoroughly combined and then add the beef or vegetable stock, white wine, bay leaf and thyme. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bring the soup to the boil, reduce the temperature and then leave to simmer over a low temperature for 40-50 minutes.

3. Stir in the parsley shortly before serving the soup. Toast the slices of French bread under a preheated grill. Sprinkle the Gruyère on top and place the bread under the grill again until the cheese melts and turns golden brown. Pour the soup into bowls and place a slice of bread on top of each one. Serve extra cheese slices with the soup.

 

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