A French Onion Soup Recipe made in the Traditional Way
A French onion soup recipe that is original with lots of onions and
stock, with the floated bread on the top, covered with cheese and then
finished off in the oven.
French Onion Soup
2 large onions, sliced thinly
8 cups beef stock
1 cup milk, boiling
pinch of salt
fresh ground pepper
1/4 cup brandy or sherry
90 g grated cheese
30 g butter, additional
Melt butter, add onions, brown without burning. Sprinkle on flour,
allow to cook for few minutes. Slowly add stock, stirring all the time
until it boils. Simmer for 10 minutes. Bring milk to boil and add to
soup. Add salt, pepper, and brandy.
Have sliced French bread ready, sprinkled with cheese, a touch of
paprika, and dots of butter. Put soup in a large casserole dish, and
float bread on top. Preheat oven at 200 °C (400 °F). Put dish
in oven until cheese has melted.
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