French Onion Soup with La Couronne Comté Croutons

French Onion soup is a fabulous recipe for a rainy day off. It takes some time and patience, but the reward is well worth it. The longer you cook your onions, the deeper the flavor will be. (Be careful not to burn the onions, though, as they’ll turn bitter rather than sweet.)

French Onion Soup Will Studd Recipe La Couronne Comte

Method

(1) Peel your onions and slice medium (if you slice too thin, they’ll burn) 

(2) Melt 75g/ 2.6 oz butter in a heavy-based saucepan pot over medium heat until it starts to sizzle  

(3) Add the onions, keep on medium heat for 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently  Turn the heat down to low after the onions start to soften. Continue to cook (uncovered) on low for min at least 30 - 45 minutes, stirring regularly.

(4) Once the onions turn dark (not burnt) add thyme  

(5) Add flour, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes  

(6)Add the beef stock, salt & pepper, and bring to the boil  

(7)Reduce the heat to simmer and cook for 45 minutes

To make the La Couronne Comté croutons

(1) Preheat your oven to 180°C/356°F   

(2) Slice baguette 1 - 2 cm thick (you’ll want 2-3 slices per bowl

(3)Rub the bread slices of bread with garlic and remaining butter     

(4)Place on an oven tray and lightly toast in the oven  

(5)Place ovenproof soup bowls on an oven tray & ladle in the hot soup   

(6)Add grated cheese to the croutons, then carefully lift on top of the soup   

(7)Bake in the oven until cheese is melted and golden