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Sunday, 19 January 2014

French Onion Soup

It's been quite a long time since I've made French Onion Soup and after eating it today, I realised that I must make it more often!  I was looking for a simple soup to make and knew I had plenty of onions in the vegetable drawer of the fridge.

I used my OXO Good Grips mandoline to slice the onions finely and gently sauted them with oil and butter until they were soft and golden.  It was only then that I thought I should, perhaps, check out a recipe.  I found the ideal recipe at BBC Good Food although I didn't use wine in my soup but replaced this with a bit more beef stock.

I had one pannini roll left over from the Chorizo Burgers so split it, divided it into triangles, drizzled with olive oil and some cheese slices and put it under the grill to brown.  The bread was perfect to float on top of the soup and then push down into it, soaking up all the sweet oniony broth.

This is such a simple soup to make and the ingredients are inexpensive and freely available, so I am entering it for this month's Credit Crunch Munch, the blog event run by Helen at Fuss Free Flavours and Camilla at Fab Food 4 All

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At 19 January 2014 at 09:26 , Blogger Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Your blog looks amazing Janice!!!! Soup looks good too, but veggie stock for me.

At 19 January 2014 at 09:41 , Blogger Janice said...

Thanks for your advice, Jac. It was easier than I thought!

At 19 January 2014 at 15:57 , Blogger Unknown said...

well firstly let me just say that your blog looks so cool, well done honey, I know how hard it is to take that leap and redesign but you've done it so well and it looks just great... I need to get my act together too!... secondly, wow, that dark, rich onion soup... glorious!... xx

At 19 January 2014 at 18:35 , Blogger Galina Varese said...

Love your new header, Janice! And a perfect soup for January.

At 19 January 2014 at 20:45 , Blogger Choclette said...

That's a brave step you've taken, but really like your blog redesign Janice - great header. And I'm invariably happy with a good bowl of soup.

At 20 January 2014 at 15:43 , Blogger Jan Bennett said...

Love the blog and love that soup!

At 10 February 2014 at 13:02 , Anonymous Camilla @FabFood4All said...

My son has been nagging me to make French Onion Soup as he has acquired a taste for it from school so now I know where to come:-) Thank you for entering Credit Crunch Munch:-)


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