Saturday, 16 April 2011

French Onion Soup

I absolutely love soup. It is cheap and easy to make and very good for you. I never buy any of the canned or powered varieties because of the strange ingredients they contain. I only rarely purchase New Covent Garden soup and the rest of the time I make it instead.

One of my favourites is French Onion soup. It tastes soooo good, it's warming and it's souper easy to make (see what I did there? ;) )

Cooking time 90 mins      Calories 95 per serving (approx. Not including optional ingredients)

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 450g onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 beef or vegetable stock cubes (I use Kallo stock cubes because they're all natural and organic)
  • Half tsp sugar
  • Quarter tsp salt
  • Half tsp black pepper
  • 4-8 slices of garlic bread or buttered French stick (optional)
  • Grated cheese (as much as you like) (optional)

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat
  2. Add the onions, crushed garlic and sugar then lower the gas to a low heat
  3. Leave for 30 mins, stirring occasionally
  4. Add the stock cubes and 900ml hot water and stir until the stock cubes are dissolved
  5. Add the salt and pepper
  6. Increase the heat to high until it boils then cover and leave to simmer over a low heat for 1 hour

  1. Preheat the oven at gas mark 5
  2. Ladle the soup into bowls
  3. Top with garlic bread or buttered bread
  4. Sprinkle with cheese
  5. Leave in the oven for about 2 mins or until the cheese begins to bubble



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