Cooking with Love

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Onion Soup......

It's getting cold. Winter is finally here. Rain. Winds. Thunder & Lightning. Sweater. Boots. Scarf. Mittens. Coat. Onion Soup.
How is the best way to eat onion soup? In a bread bowl of course!!
It's really easy.

Bread Soup Bowl:

1 kg flour
1 TBS salt
1 TBS fast acting yeast
2 1/4 cups warm water
Mix all ingredients until incorporated. The dough will be on the dry side. Divide into 4-6 balls. Make sure these balls are smooth. Put on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Leave in warm open place at least till doubles in size. No need to cover the balls.

Preheat oven to 220C and bake for 50 minutes.

Let cool. Once cool. slice tops off and spoon out inside bread. (I make bread crumbs from the inside - so don't throw away).

Fill with soup of your liking (best with onion, minestrone, pea, mushroom barley and goulash).

Onion Soup

3 white onions sliced thin
3 red onions, sliced thin
3 leeks, white part only, slices thin
3 TBS butter
2 cups white wine
1-1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 cup apple cider
Sharp cheese of your liking

Sautee onions in butter till golden.
Add wine, cider and broth, salt & pepper.
Cook approx. 45 minutes on medium heat.
Add cheese.
Serve in bowls and cover with a slice of cheese.


Chef Jules said...

Your Onion Soup in a bread bowl looks wonderful. It's been a long time since I've used a bread bowl for my soups and stews. Another resentation I like are small hollowed out squash, pumpkins, etc. Also, peppers hollowed out to hold dipping sauce. Great blog!

prettybaker said...

I am glad you like it!!
I love your idea of presenting stews in the squash - I will definately use it!!

Have a great week-end and hope to continue "seeing" you here