French onion soup

We bought a house a couple of months ago, and my normal habit of cooking 5 nights a week fell well and truly by the wayside with all the packing we had to do. So once I finally unpacked the Thermomix at our new place, I was hellbent on using it for our first home cooked meal.

Now this recipe does involve a bit of time on the stove. I normally give recipes like this a miss, but because I like to keep my french onion soups in the fridge for a day or two, I simply cooked the onions in my soup pot, then once the recipe was done I just poured it back into the soup pot and woo hoo no extra washing up! I couldn’t find a simple enough recipe online so I just adapted my stove version to suit.

Ingredients

5 onions, quartered. I only used brown onions but a mix also tastes lovely.
50g butter
Small handful of sage leaves
1 litre of good quality beef stock
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

– Pop a pot on the stove, turn the gas on and dump your knob of butter in to melt.
– Chuck half of your onions into the TMX bowl and chop for 2secs/speed 5. repeat with remaining onions.
– Add your onions to the pot along with the sage leaves and saute for about 20 mins until caramelised.

image

image

– Pour mixture back into your TMX bowl and add the stock, salt and pepper.

image

– Cook for another 60 mins/100 degrees/reverse/speed 1.

image

– Pour soup back into pot, cool, then refrigerate overnight to enhance the flavour. Serve heated with crusty bread, some grated cheese if that tickles your fancy, and more cracked pepper.

Advertisements
Tagged ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: