Onion soup with cheese & herb toasts
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 6
The secret behind this soup is to cook the onions long and slow for a deep colour and rich flavour
For the toasts
- STEP 1
Heat the butter and oil in a large pan and gently cook the onion and garlic until very soft and golden. Increase heat slightly and cook until brown – about 20-40 mins in total.
- STEP 2
Stir in the flour for 2 mins, then stir in the beer and bring to a simmer for a few mins. Add the stock, bring back to a simmer, then season with salt and pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Keep warm.
- STEP 3
Heat the grill and toast the bread on both sides. Meanwhile, mix the grated cheese with the herbs. Sprinkle a little on each slice and grill to melt. Ladle soup into bowls and float toasts on top.