French Onion Soup

I think this may be my favourite soup, I very rarely order soup when eating out except when this is on the menu! I’ve made this a couple of times and the first time I used beef stock cubes and felt it just wasn’t quite right! I’ve never actually made my own beef stock so for this I bought some fresh beef stock from the supermarket..

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So it’s quite a simple recipe, I think the version I made before had sugar, garlic and wine in it as well.

I had three quarters of a pint of stock so had to half everything else, but that ended up one large onion, so I threw in another one as I decided that wasn’t enough!!

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The onions are started off in the butter..

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The recipe says to cook for 5-10 minutes until browned but I had them cooking for nearly three times as long. I had the heat right down and they were cooking for about 30 minutes until really soft and starting to brown..

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Then the flour was stirred through followed by the stock, bay leaf and a little seasoning..

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Doesn’t look very appealing just now so lid on and left to simmer for 30 minutes.

I had bought Gruyere cheese to put on this which isn’t very French! Last time I made this I put the bread and cheese in the soup together, but for this I did as instructed and put the bread in the bowl followed by the soup then the cheese. Don’t actually see what the difference that all makes!

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Even though I increased the quantity of onion I think even more could be used! It is delicious though, and I put two slices of bread in our bowls as they were only little slices! The whole dish is great and is still my favourite soup!! I think I’d put it under the grill next time for a couple minutes.

Would I make this again? Yes, more onions next time…

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4 thoughts on “French Onion Soup

  1. Sounds delicious. You can never have too much onion in a French Onion Soup so I fully support your decision to put in EVEN more onions next time 😀 I also find that recipes say caramelising onions only takes 10 minutes when realistically you are looking at 45 mins, very frustrating. Still it is worth the wait.

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