While the weather outside turns chilly, the warmth of a comforting bowl of French onion soup can bring some solace in your life. This classic soup, made with caramelized onions, beef broth, and a sprinkle of gruyere cheese, is a favorite among soup lovers. So, let’s get started on making this bowl of goodness in the comfort of your own home.
First up, let’s gather the ingredients:
– 4 medium onions, sliced thin
– 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
– 1 tablespoon of olive oil
– 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
– 2 bay leaves
– 1/2 cup of dry white wine
– 6 cups of beef broth
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Baguette bread, sliced
– Gruyere cheese, shredded
Now, let’s start cooking:
1. Heat a large pot over medium-low heat. Add butter and oil, once melted, add onions, and thyme. Stir occasionally until the onions turn caramelized.
2. Add white wine to the pot and stir gently. Reduce the wine until it evaporates.
3. Add beef broth and bay leaves to the pot, simmer the mixture for 30 minutes.
4. Preheat the broiler and arrange the sliced baguette on a baking sheet. Broil until it turns golden brown.
5. Remove the bay leaves from the soup mixture, add salt and pepper to taste.
6. Ladle soup into oven-safe bowls, place the toasted bread on the top, sprinkle gruyere cheese on top of each bowl.
7. Broil the soup in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
8. Serve hot and enjoy the warm goodness.
Now that we have the recipe completed let’s indulge in some images showcasing this delicious bowl of goodness.
Classic French Onion Soup
French Onion Soup Mix(DISCONTINUED)
Doesn’t it make your mouth water? The preparation might seem a bit time-consuming, but trust us, it’s worth every effort. The rich flavor of caramelized onions and beef broth beautifully complement each other. And of course, what’s French onion soup without a slice of golden, toasted bread and melted cheese on top?
If you’re feeling adventurous in the kitchen, try experimenting with different types of bread, cheese, and even toppings like bacon bits or croutons. You can also prepare the soup in advance and store it in the refrigerator for later consumption. Bring it to a boil and then reheat it when you’re ready to eat.
So, there you have it, the classic recipe for a comforting bowl of French onion soup. Give it a try, and we assure you won’t be disappointed. It’s perfect for cold winter evenings, or when you need some comfort food to cheer you up. Bon appétit!