Days and weeks just fly by and I keep forgetting to learn new recipes. My goal number 48 on my “101 things to do in 1001 days” list is to learn how to cook a new meal every month. This month almost sneaked by.
I’ve mentioned how much I love the blog Back on track in the kitchen, and that’s where I found a recipe for French Onion Soup with Cheese Croutons. The recipe was simple enough, so I decided to try it.
French Onion Soup with Cheese Croutons (Serves 6)
For the soup:
- 1kg onions (finely sliced)
- 2/3 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
- 1tbsp sugar
- 4/5 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1l stock (preferably beef stock)
- 2 ½ glasses dry white wine
For the cheese croutons:
- 6 slices of French bread
- 100g grated Emmental or Gruyere
1. Gently heat the oil in a large pan.
2. Add the onions and sugar, cover with a lid and cook very gently, stirring occasionally for 30-40 minutes on a low heat until they are soft.
3. Add the thyme and the wine and cook for about 10 minutes on a slightly higher temperature.
4. Then add the beef stock, season well and cook for a further 10-15 minutes.
5. Just before you are ready to serve, remove the sprigs of thyme from the soup and make your croutons by toasting the slices of French bread, scattering over the cheese and then melting under a medium grill for 1-2 minutes.
My husband thought this soup was just absolutely amazing and I agree. It was easy to make and it tasted good. You know they say that onions help prevent flu, so this is a perfect soup for the winter-time.
With warm hugs and gentle thuds – Keri