French Onion Soup - Continuing the tradition of comfort food



December is a month were it's colder outside, days are shorter and when supper comes you crave comfort food. What's better, after a big snow storm, then comfy food. You spend couple hours outside in the snow, you throw snow balls at each other and you come inside to the smell of homemade bread and soup. This time I made a french onion soup. Quick to put together and it's always a success. The longer part is to caramalized the onions. This alone will take you 45 minutes. I like to parfume my beef bouillon with wine. Any wine will do. I usually use white wine, but if you only have red on hand, you'll still have a nice tasty soup. Brandy is also use in french onion soup. The important part is to choose a good gruyère cheese. Gruyère has a distinctive nutty, earthy flavor. Gruyère is nicely pair with Pair with a Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer or Claret. Serve this soup with a nice green salad.

Recipe:
French Onion Soup

10 comments

  1. French onion soup is one of my favorite soups. Yours looks really good. The bowls look perfect for French onion soup.

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  2. Sounds very comforting with the temperatures dipping to below zero!

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  3. I love comfort food and your soup looks gorgeous! Yummy!

    cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. Helene, I like your new header, it is simple yet it speaks volume. I really like it.

    The onion soup does look very comforting.

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  5. French onion soup is one of my favorites!! This sounds wonderful!

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  6. Thanks for all the nice comments. I like this new header also. It's different.

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  7. C'est drole Hélène...nous avons les mêmes pots à soupe ( un cadeau de beau papa )...les soupes sont +++ meilleures dans de telle vaisselle :)

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  8. Je crois que j'avais acheté ces pots chez Costco à Halifax. Je les trouve tellement beaux. Et oui la soupe est bien meilleure dedans.

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  9. Thanks for the tips for making this soup special. I love having this in a restaurant, and would like to make it as good at home - maybe now I can. How pretty and special yours looks!

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  10. My hubby LOVES French Onion soup. It's his favourite thing in the world!

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