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red wine and bone broth french onion soup

red wine and bone broth french onion soup

french onion soup (also known as soupe à l’oignon) is another classic i grew up on. funnily enough though, i didn't really like it when i was younger?? i'd just eat the bread and cheese off the top and that was it. now that i'm older i appreciate it much more. with winter just around the corner i thought i'd share how i make it. i prefer to use red wine instead of white and i add gelatinous organic bone broth for extra flavour, nutrients and skin plumping, gut loving collagen <3 although it's essentially a very simple/minimal recipe, it does take a little time to prepare. probably about 2 hours all up. sometimes i make the soup the day before so when it's time to eat, all that is left to do is top with bread and cheese, then bake and serve.


most recipes on dérrive are a rough guide and base. i believe cooking is intuitive and you can always add more or less of something and adjust measurements to suit you and your taste buds and personal preferences :)

INGREDIENTS (4 servings)

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5-6 large onions (1kg) thinly sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp raw sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups red wine (or white)
  • 1.5 litres of beef bone broth (chicken or vegetable broth or stock will also work)
  • 1 baguette
  • 1 clove of garlic cut in half for scraping on the toasted baguette
  • freshly grated gruyere cheese (roughly 150 grams per bowl)

METHOD

1 /   add butter, olive oil and sliced onions to pot and cook gently on medium for 20 minutes with lid on to reduce and soften (checking and stirring in between)

2 /   once softened, remove lid, turn heat up a little more. add sugar and salt and stir to start browning and caramelizing for about 10-15 minutes

3 /   now add flour and a little more butter to the onions to create a paste consistency. stir for 2-3 minutes

4 /   add wine, bone broth and herbs, bring to a boil then turn heat to medium and let simmer and reduce for 40-50 minutes until it's the consistency you prefer (can add more water if it becomes too thick)

5 /   while the soup is simmering, make your "croutes"  (toasted bread) by slicing baguette into thick pieces, drizzle with a little olive oil on each side, add to preheated oven of 180 degrees celcius for about 10-15 minutes until golden. once removed from oven rub each piece with garlic and set aside

6 /   once the soup has reduced, taste test and add more salt and pepper if needed (you probably won't need much more salt because it becomes very rich and salty as it reduces)

7 /   to prepare bowls, add one of your croutes to the bottom (optional), fill with soup followed by more croutes on top. sprinkle with lots of freshly grated gruyere to cover the entire dish (so the croutes do not burn), drizzle with a little olive oil on top. bake in the oven at 180 degrees celcius for 15-20 minutes. if needed, place under the grill for another 1-3 minutes until cheese is golden

serve with extra bread and red wine! bon appetit! xx


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