French onion soup

This could be quite possibly, one of the easiest soup’s you can make. Minimal ingredients, this soup cooks itself…

It can be quite time consuming though. Caramelising onions calls for patience. It will be so worth it, trust me. You will be rewarded with golden, sweet, juicy onions + a soup with a rich, intense flavour.

There will be tears. And, lots of them. You have 1kg of onions to slice. Food processor perhaps?

 

ingredients

50g organic butter
1 tbsp olive oil
6 brown onions thinly sliced
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp plain gluten free flour
1 litre organic vegetable stock
2 cups additional water
bay leaf
few thyme sprigs
fresh chopped parsley
sea salt
cracked pepper

to serve

cheese toast *I lightly toasted some gluten free bread. Rubbed a garlic clove all over, then melted cheese on top of the toast under the grill.

 

Gently heat the olive oil + butter in a heavy based dish. Add the onions + sea salt. Cook until the onions have become very soft + caramelised. This process took me a good hour.

Add the flour, stir through + cook off a little, then add the vegetable stock + additional water. Add the bay leaf + thyme sprigs.

Reduce the heat to a simmer + allow to cook for another 20-30 mins or so, for the flavour to develop.

Taste + season.

Serve with a slice of cheesy bread + scatter with a generous amount of fresh parsley.


 

You had me at cheese toast.

With love,

Kristy x

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