French onion soup

Today I have something different for you, it's a new feature of our blog: a recipe!

This is a really simple recipe for a great tasting soup. I’ve made French onion soup before using English recipes and they always seem to complicate things. After doing some research on French websites I was able to see how it should be made. This isn’t meant to be a complicated dish, its meant to be soup that tastes great, can be made by anyone and is inexpensive. My recipe for soup can be enjoyed as a lunch, light dinner or starter. Let us know what you think!

Difficulty: 1/5
Taste for the amount of effort: 5/5
Prep time: 5 to 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 mins
Serves two

6 medium onions
3 cloves of garlic
½ litre of beef stock
Mixed herbs
Salt and pepper
Bread (baguette ideally)
Cheese (Gruyere ideally)

Pots and pans
Oven grill
Deep saucepan
Wooden spoon
Chopping knife
Two soup bowls

1) Heat some oil in the pan
2) Chop the onions to your preferred texture (I diced mine 1cm wide) and add to the pan

3) Crush and chop the garlic
4) Add the garlic, herbs, salt and pepper to the pan
5) Cook the onions until soft and golden
6) Add the hot beef stock to the pan and continue cooking for 30 mins
7) Turn the oven grill on to a medium heat
8) Grate the cheese and slice the bread in sizes that will cover the bowls

9) Pour the soup into the bowls, lay the bread on top and sprinkle the cheese on top
10) Put the bowls under the oven grill and leave until the cheese has melted and the bread has toasted
11) Serve and enjoy!