French onion and thyme soup
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Enjoyable French onion and thyme soup Recipe

Traditional French onion with grilled cheese toasts are a fabulous light meal for cold nights.
French onion and thyme soup
Prep Time : 0:20 | Cook Time : 0:50 | Total Time : 1:10 | Serving : 6 person.

Ingredients

  • 50g butter

  • 5 onions

  • 2 tablespoons plain flour

  • 1/2 cup dry red wine

  • 8 cups hot beef consomme

  • 4 sprigs thyme

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 baguette

  • 1 cup grated gruyere or Swiss cheese

Method

  • Step 1

    Melt 50g of butter in large saucepan, add 5 onions, thinly sliced, and cook for 15 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons plain flour, cook for 1 minute, 1/2 cup dry red wine, 8 cups hot beef consomme, 4 sprigs thyme and 1 bay leaf. Season, simmer covered for 25 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Slice 1 baguette into thick slices, place on oven tray, toast under hot grill for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Divide 1 cup grated gruyere or Swiss cheese among toasted slices. Grill for 1 minute or until cheese melts.

  • Step 3

    Discard bay leaf. Divide cheese toasts among serving bowls, pour over hot soup. Serve with extra cheese toasts on the side.

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