Onion Soup with Wine

  • 3 large Onions, sliced
  • 50g/2oz Butter
  • 1 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1/2 teasp Brown Sugar
  • 1.2L/2pts Water
  • 8 thick slices from a French Stick
  • 4 tbsp Dry White Wine
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 50g/2oz Gruyere Cheese

1. Melt half the butter in a pan and fry gently the onions until transparent. Sprinkle with the flour and cook until it begins to brown. Add the sugar and mix well.

2. Add the water little by little then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

3. Preheat the oven to 230C, 450F, Gas mark 8.

4. Fry the bread in the remaining butter then place the slices in the bottom of a large ovenproof soup tureen.

5. Add the wine, salt and pepper to the soup then pour over the bread. Sprinkle with grated Gruyere and cook in oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

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