Onion Soup


Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time1 hour
Total time1 hour, 10 minutes


This warming, satisfying soup is great on cold days, and is a perfect way to use up any backlog of onions.


500 g
onions (Peeled, halved and sliced)
25 g
2 T
1 1⁄2 l
water or veg stock
1 T
creme fraiche
1 T
brandy (Optional)
4 sli
bread (Sourdough or baguette)
50 g
cheese (Gruyere or cheddar, grated)


1. Gently melt the butter in a large pot. Add the onions, coat and turn to low. Cook gently for 30 mins, untill very tender.

2. Stir in the flour, then add the stock, stir, bring to the boil and simmer for 30 mins.

3. Add the creme fraiche and the brandy, bring back to a simmer. Check the seasoning.

4. Toast the bread, sprinkle on the grated cheese and then grill till melted.

Spoon the soup into 4 bowls and float the toast on top. Serve.