Thursday, October 11, 2012

Soup Weather...

Okay well not really. It's been stinking hot here lately, but seeing all of these delish Fall recipes floating around got me thinking of soup. Then a day of lower temps and lots of rain came to pay me a visit. Talk about perfect timing.


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One of my fave soups has always been french onion. Seriously simple to make, and hits the spot for me every.single.time.

Lets get started.



Thinly slice roughly 1kg of brown onions
 


Heat a good splash of olive oil and a good spoonful of butter in a soup pot then add the sliced onion.
Cook down the onions until they have softened and turned a light golden colour.
 
 


Add a spoonful of brown sugar and stir through.


Add and stir through 2 tablespoons of flour. I prefer corn flour.


Add 5 cups of beef stock or consomme. Personal preference or simply whatever you have on hand comes in here.

I usually use consomme, but I only had some stock that I don't usually use on hand. Which resulted in a much paler colour. But it was still super delish.


You can't have french onion soup, with out the delish cheesy french bread.

It couldn't be more simple. Slice up some french stick, and top with a combo of chopped fresh garlic, grated cheddar and grated parmesan. Add some pepper and a drizzle of olive oil and bake in the oven until golden and melted.


Now if you are anything like me you will gobble this all down so quickly that you will forget to take a photo of the finished product. 

So here is an awesome pic from the web. What would I do without it!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Where I live--it's seriously soup weather right now! I actually think I've never eaten french onion soup...which is strange. I'll have to get around to making it one of these days!