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Classic French Onion Soup Recipe

Classic French Onion Soup Recipe
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For The Soup

  • 80 gram Butter
  • 40 ml Olive oil
  • 1000 gram White onion
  • 20 gram Garlic, chopped
  • 10 gram Cake flour
  • 10 gram Brown sugar
  • 150 ml Vermouth/ Dry White Wine
  • 1300 ml Beef stock, homemade beef stock please!
  • 5 gram Garlic
  • 5 items Bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs Thyme

For The Baguette

  • 1 Baguette, pre-made or self-made
  • 150 gram Gruyere
  • 8 gram Fresh thyme


For The Soup

  • Slice onions finely.
  • Heat a pot over high heat, add olive oil and butter, as soon as butter starts foaming add the onions, stirring frequently.
  • Keep cooking on high until the onions are golden brown, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Add sugar garlic and herbs, some more olive oil and butter. Stir.
  • Stir every 4-5 minutes deglazing with a bit of Vermouth/wine.
  • Keep doing this for at least an hour or until the onions have caramelized to a dark brown.
  • Add the stock turn heat to low and leave to simmer for 30 minutes to an hour, stirring every now and then. Keep the lid on.
  • When ready, remove the bay leaves and thyme sprigs. Season.

For The Baguette

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
  • Slice the baguette into rounds and brush all sides with olive oil. And place on a baking sheet in the oven for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and top each slice with grated Gruyere and chopped thyme, lightly salt.
  • Turn the oven off and switch on its grill function to high.


  • Dish the soup into oven safe bowls.
  • Please a slice of cheesed baguette on top of the soup.
  • Place the bowl under the grill in the oven and let roast until the cheese is melted and starts to brown.
  • Give a good whack of pepper AND ENJOY!!!!!!!!
Chefs Tips
See? That wasn’t too difficult, you can even speed up the caramelization process with higher heat. Just be sure to keep a close eye on the onions so they don’t burn.
Serve this the next time you have family or friends over. It will blow their mind!
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