French Onion Soup Recipe 1

French Onion Soup Recipe 1

A nice French onion soup recipe...try this one !

• 450g (1lb) onions, peeled and sliced thinly.
• 60g (2oz) butter or margarine.
• 45g (1½oz) flour.
• 1 litre (2 pints) boiling water.
• 2 beef stock cubes.
• 1 small French loaf
• 30g (1oz) Parmesan or Gruyère cheese, grated.
• Salt.
• Pepper.

Melt butter in a thick saucepan. Add onions and cook gently over moderate heat until golden brown (about 15 minutes) being careful not to burn them. Stir occasionally. Meanwhile, dissolve stock cubes in boiling water and put aside to cool. Stir flour into onions and cook for 2 minutes. Add stock gradually, stirring continuously. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pre-heat oven or grill. Slice bread thickly and place in bottom of oven proof serving dish. Pour over soup. Sprinkle the bread with cheese and place under the grill or in a hot oven until browned. The French onion soup recipe is ready to serve very hot. Yummy !

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