French Onion Soup
French Onion Soup is very simple to make and is perfect for winter or summer.
  Serves:  8       Print   FavoriteLoading Add to My Favourites
Ingredients
  • 600 g (20 oz) sliced onions
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 50 g (2 oz) butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 litres (4 pints) vegetable stock
  • Slices of toasted baguette
  • Gruyere or emmental cheese, grated.
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large pan and add in the onions. Cook gently on a low heat for about 25 minutes or until the onions are soft and brown.
  2. Add in the garlic and the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in the vegetable stock and bring to the boil.
  4. Add in the bay leaf and the thyme, cover and simmer gently for 25 minutes.
  5. Remove the bay leaf from the soup, or leave it there for your unsuspecting guests.
  6. Place 2 pieces of toasted baguette in a bowl, ladel on some soup, then sprinkle on some grated cheese. Melt the cheese under a grill and serve.
Titli's Tips
Gentle cooking of the onions turns them brown and sweet and provides the colour for the soup. If you cook with alcohol you could also add 250 ml (8 fl oz) of dry white wine to the soup.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 151 7%
Calories from Fat 82
Total Fat 9.2g 14%
Saturated Fat 5.6g 27%
Unsaturated Fat 3.0g
   
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 12.8g 4%
Dietary Fibre 1.4g 5%
Sugars 5.4g
Protein 5.0g 10%
Cholesterol 27.2mgs 9%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.