French Onion Soup Recipe

French Onion Soup Recipe

Ingredients: Serves 4

40 g/1.5 oz/3 tbsp butter or margarine

4 large onions, roughly chopped

10 ml/2 tsp light brown sugar
1 liter vegetable stock

15 ml/1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)

15 ml/1 tbsp water
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 slices French bread
50 g/2 oz soft cheese with garlic and herbs

Method:

Heat the butter or margarine in a large saucepan. Add the onions and fry (saute), stirring, for 5 minutes. Sprinkle on the sugar and continue frying, stirring all the time, for a further 10 minutes until a rich golden brown. Add the stock, bring to the boil. reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Blend the cornflour with the water and stir into the soup. Simmer for 2 minutes, stirring. Season to taste. Meanwhile, toast the French bread and spread one side of each slice with the garlic and herb cheese. Grill (broil) until melting and bubbling. Ladle the soup into warm bowls. Float a slice of cheesy bread on top of each and serve straight away.

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