French Onion Soup – The soup that tries your patience
2 Large onion finely chopped
50gm organic butter
2 cubes of organic Vegetable Stock
750ml boiling hot Water
2 tablespoons of honey/maple syrup
2-3 slices of Baugette
Grated Emental Cheese
Melt butter in a large pan.
Add onion to butter.
Keep stirring every 2 mins.
Add honey/maple syrup, keep stirring for another 45 minutes until the onions start looking golden brown and completely caramelised. It takes very long and gets very boring, keep spare nibbles with you, and keep stirring. Wait for the onions to shrink to about 1/3rd of their initial size. Yes, it takes forever. But its worth the wait.
Once you are sure that the onions are golden brown add two spoons of flour.
Mix well, and let the mixture cook for another 2 minutes. In the meantime, make one litre of vegetable stock using the two stock cubes and 1 litre of boiling water.
While stirring, add the stock to the sizzling golden brown onion.
Keep stirring every two minutes or so, and boil for another 15 to 20 minutes.
Toast the baguette slices in a toaster or under the grill. Spread the grated cheese on top and let them sizzle for another 2-3 minutes.
Pour hot soup in a bowl, and place this cheesy bread on top of the soup in bowl. Let it soak a bit.
Enjoy the flavours of onion, butter and cheese with yum soup! Its all worth the wait!
This soup tastes better if eaten the next day, so its name suggests ‘The soup that tries your patience.’