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Onion Soup Recipes

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Does anyone have one to share, cant find one in the mega index. :confused:

Thanks.
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  • Heth_2Heth_2 Forumite
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    I use the Delia one too. It takes a long time to do but it definitely worth it. I usually make the delia quantities for two of us and freeze half of it for another day. It takes too long to make to only make two portions.
  • nabowlanabowla Forumite
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    The 'recipe' I use for the soup is roughly as follows:

    2 1/2 oz butter
    2 generous tablespoons olive oil
    pinch of brown sugar
    2 generous pints beef stock (either HM or Kallo)
    2-3 large French onions
    splash of Masala

    Melt butter & oil together in large saucepan. Fry onions until golden. Add sugar. Reduce heat, put lid half on saucepan and leave onions to sweat for half an hour. Take lid off. Pour stock and Masala into saucepan. Stir well, bring to boil and then reduce to a simmer. Leave to simmer over low heat for around three quarters of an hour. I tend to judge whether it's ready to serve by tasting it.
  • arkonite_babearkonite_babe Forumite
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    This recipe I have used many many times and it is to die for!!!


    INGREDIENTS
    4 Large Onions
    8 tablespoons butter
    3 tablespoons flour (plain)
    750 ml beef stock
    1 tablespoon salt
    1 teaspoon pepper
    1 cup brandy
    1 teaspoon bovril, oxo or any beef extract


    TOPPING
    french stick
    gruyere cheese
    parmesan cheese


    METHOD
    Melt the butter in a large pot. Add finely sliced onions and sweat until soft.
    Cut slices of french stick and taost them, set aside
    Sprinkle soft onions with flour and stir it in really well. This is what thickens your soup. Add 2 cups of beef stock and stir well until thickened. Then add rest of stock, salt pepper and brandy. Bring soup to boiling point. Cover pot turn heat to low and simmer for 1 hour. Add bovril and taste for seasoning.

    SERVING
    Place soup in bowls. Cover with a handfull of gruyere cheesethen put toasted bread on top. drizzle with olive oil and parmesan then place under grill to melt cheese.



    Personally the salt content in this recipe I thought was a bit too much, so I taste seasoningf BEFORE adding anything else, especially as bovril extract is being used. I have also tried this recipe without the beef ingredients but it just doesn't work. Nor does it work without the brandy!!!
  • BoomdockerBoomdocker Forumite
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    Thanks everyone, I have the delia one on right now, will try the other ones another time.

    Cant wait to eat it now. :j
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  • BoomdockerBoomdocker Forumite
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    Just popped back to say that it was delicious, thanks again.
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  • redrubyredruby Forumite
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    Hi all,

    has anyone got a recipe for french onion soup, am getting fed up with my usuals, and fancy a change

    Thanks

    x
  • Penelope_PenguinPenelope_Penguin Forumite
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    Delia's is yummy - click here.

    There was another thread recently, hold on, I'll get the link..........

    Onion soup with bread and cheese topping

    HTH, Penny.
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  • Pink.Pink. Forumite
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    Hi redruby,

    The only one I've ever tried is Delia's French onion soup...The croutons are well worth the trouble. It's delicious!

    Pink
  • Penelope_PenguinPenelope_Penguin Forumite
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    Hi redruby,

    The only one I've ever tried is Delia's French onion soup...The croutons are well worth the trouble. It's delicious!

    Pink

    So who was it said Delia isn't fashionable ;) :rotfl:
    :rudolf: Sheep, pigs, hens and bees on our Teesdale smallholding :rudolf:
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