It's time for another classic of French cuisine. After last week we shared a recipe for Leek and Potato Soup, today, we decided to share a delicious French Onion Soup Recipe with you.
For us, this is one of the best soups you could have. Sweet caramelized onions, rich beef stock, crunchy bread, and melty cheese are everything you could want in a single sip of soup.
1.5 kg (3 1/2 pounds) onions
70 g (5 tablespoons) unsalted butter, divided
15 ml (1 tablespoon) extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
310 (1 1/4 cups) white wine
1.5 l (1 1/2 qt) beef stock
2 bay leaves
10 sprigs thyme, tied together with kitchen twine
45 ml (3 tablespoons) dry sherry
200 g ( 7 oz) gruyere
200 g (7 oz) gouda
Baguette or other crusty bread, cut into 1.25 - 2.5 cm (1/2 - 1-inch) slices, to serve (2 slices per person)