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French Onion Soup


This really simple soup requires time to help the simple flavours develop into a robust soup.

French Onion Soup
Serves 4-6

– 4 large onions
– 60gms butter
– 4 sprigs thyme
– 2 bay leaves
– 2 cloves garlic
– 2 tbsp flour
– 1,5 liters beef stock
– 300mls red wine
– baguette
– grated gruyere cheese

Start by heating the butter in a heavy based soup pot. Now add the sliced onions, chopped garlic and herbs. Gently cook the onions for about 20-25 minutes until caramelised and softened. Now add the red wine and allow it to cook off completely being absorbed into the onions. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir it in, drop the heat and allow the flour to cook through. If the mixture becomes too dry add some of your stock and mix it in. Once the flour has cooked through add the stock and stir well. Lower the heat and gently simmer for 20 minutes.
When you are ready to eat, heat the grill till red hot. Then serve the soup into bowls top the soup with slices of the baguette and grated cheese. Place under the hot grill until bubbling and golden.

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