French Onion Soup – Vegetarian or Vegan

You will need the Following ingredients:

  1. 1 kg Onions
  2. 0.7l (or one bottle) Chardonnay White wine
  3. 100g Brown Sugar or 70 ml  Maple Syrup
  4. 100 ml Olive oil
  5. 1.5l vegetable broth
  6. fresh thyme and salt
  7. 1 Baguette ( other white rustical Sourdough bread works as well)
  8. 200g Cheese or vegan substitute (Greyzer, middle aged cheddar or Gouda are great)

You will need the following tools:

  1. 1 Big Pan
  2. 1 Big pot
  3. 2 Sharp knifes
  4. 1 Bread knife
  5. 1 Spatula
  6. 1 Ladle
  7. 4 bowls who are oven proof
  8. 1 Cutting Board

 

Prepare the broth, open the wine and cut the onions into half rings of different sizes. Put the Olive oil into the pan and heat it up. You can see when it’s ready if you put a few drops of water in it and once these start to sizzle it’s hot. Put the Onions into the frying pan and add the Sugar or Syrup. Fry these up until they are soggy and brown and cooked, do not let them get crisp. This will take a while and you need to pay attention, so the next 45 minutes you will fry Onions.

Once the Onions are all fried place the pot on the stove and pre heat it. Shift the onions into the pot and pour 2/3ds of the wine over them, once it’s cooking pour the rest of the wine over. add 1/3 of the broth. Now add the Thyme. Cook and reduce and fill up with the broth until no broth is left.

Let it rest for half an hour and add a pinch of salt.

Preheat the Oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Cut the bread into little pieces and fill the soup bowls to 2/3rd with soup place the bread carefully on top. Cut the Cheese up in thin strips and place them on the bread.

Put the Bowls careful on a tray and put it in the Oven. Let it bake for 15 minutes.

 

Once ready have some plates ready to place the bowls on. Be careful this is very hot. Serve and Enjoy. You can have a fruity white wine with it or if you’re like me a Ginger beer with a slice of Lemon fits very well as well.

You can have a fruity white wine with it or if you’re like me a Ginger beer with a slice of Lemon fits very well as well.

 

Enjoy 🙂

 

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