1.11.2012

Onion Soup


I always enjoy my trips to the farmer's market. The only problem I have is, I go there to get ingredients for something I'd planned but as soon as I get there, my mind is completely changed by other ingredients. 



This time there were so many onions at the market that I took it as a clear sign:  Onion soup. Never made this soup before? It's a lot simpler than it sounds/looks. My only complain when making this soup is the time I spend crying over the onions but that is quickly forgotten when I start eating. 




To my surprise, Lucas loved the soup. That means another meal on my "Approved by Lucas" list. By the way, I heard from Lucas something that I thought I would wait years for, he told me he was sleepy and asked for a nap! I was in shock. I said "of course honey"  thinking my baby is growing faster than I can realize.



On a different note, I'm happy to tell you that I'm working on another magazine-style post for February. It's a Valentine's Special edition filled with DIY projects, downloadable gift cards, boxes and other projects as well as the contribution of 3 amazing ladies with wonderful blogs that kindly agreed to sharing recipes and photos with us. 




Ingredients:

4 once butter (1 stick)
6 large onions, sliced
2 fresh thyme sprigs
3 garlic cloves
1 cup of red wine
8 cups beef broth
3 tbsp flour
1/2 baguette sliced
Gruyere cheese 
salt and pepper

In a large pot, melt the butter. Add the onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook until the onions are very soft and caramelized, about 25 to 30 minutes. Lower the heat, sprinkle the onions with flour and cook stirring for 3 minutes. Add the thyme and wine, bring to a boil and simmer until the wine starts to reduce. Add the beef broth, bring the soup back to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Remove the thyme and season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Preheat the broiler. Arrange six ovenproof soup bowls on a baking sheet. 
Ladle soup into bowls, arrange 2 baguette slices on top of each bowl and sprinkle the slices with the Gruyere. Broil until cheese melts and turns golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

24 comments:

  1. this looks delicious, beautiful photos

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  2. Just like my landlord used to do! :p I'm salivating.
    Tonight, I made tomato soup. I should try onion soup, it's not that difficult. What can I use instead of flour?

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    1. You can substitute the flour for a 1:1 Ratio cornstarch to COLD water (2 Tbs:2Tbs) should work well. Simply whisk the mixture into the soup and cook until the soup thickens!

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  3. Lovely photos, I have to try this recipe, thanks for sharing

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  4. Thank you! @Fred, some people use tomato paste to thicken the sauce a little. I love tomato soup ;)

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  5. I've never loved or hated onions. But Onion soup like this one, i've always wanted to try. I really really just love your photographs! Been hanging out in your blog posts just looking at them (and maybe drooling once in a while!)

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  6. Thank you so much Jesica, I'm glad you stopped by :)

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  7. This is comfort soup...I would love to serve this to my husband and the kids after a long day's work and busy activities in school. Will surely get them recharged. I don't have baguettes, but I made a (not so successful version of crusty bread...) I think the yummy flavor of the soup will cover up for the bread disaster. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm sure the bread you made will work beautifully!

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  8. This looks delicious! Onion soup is one of my favs ... never thought of using Gruyere before. Must try your recipe next time!

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  9. What lovely pictures you got there!! I love them all! And your soup looks fantastic! This is one of my favorite soup, it's soo good!!

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  10. Made this today - excellent! I have used white wine in the past - nice to try red wine instead. Thanks for the recipe!

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  11. Im making this right now! I can't wait until I can eat it tonight!

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  12. OMG ..es mi sopa favorita me encanta se ve muy hermosa ,tienes un blog maravilloso y fotos espectaculares,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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    1. Muchas Gracias! un abrazo para ti tambien!

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  13. Looks so delicious I want it now, at 10:15am! Pictures are lovely

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  14. Wow, I want to make this. Looks amazing, my favorite type of soup!

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  15. MERAVIGLIOSA!!!

    the traditional best way to make a soup ;)
    veeeeeeeeeeery good!!!

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  16. Making this now! Almost ready to put in the oven, nom non. I have to substitute pro alone tonight, sad face. Gruyere is fine of my favs.

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    1. Wonderful! Gruyere is perfect for this! I hope you enjoyed the soup. Thank you!!

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