French Onion Soup with Gruyere en Croute
Albany Superior White Rolls
Made with Buns and Rolls White Rolls

2 Albany Superior White Rolls, sliced diagonally and toasted

6 large onions (about 1,5kg), peeled and thinly sliced

60ml olive oil

30ml butter


2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2lt of beef or chicken stock

125ml of white wine

2 bay leaves

20ml of fresh thyme

2,5ml freshly ground black pepper

250ml Swiss Gruyere or sharp cheddar cheese

For the soup

 Caramelize the onions by adding olive oil on medium heat.

Add the onions and toss to coat with the olive oil.

Cook the onions, until they have softened, then add the butter and increase the heat, cooking the onions for a further 30 minutes or until dark and caramelised.

The onions must be stirred continuously to avoid them catching. Add the garlic and cook for a minute more.

Add the wine scraping the bottom of the pan to deglaze.

Add the stock, bay leaves, and thyme. Bring to a simmer, cover the pot and lower the heat to a low simmer and cook for 30 minutes

Season to taste with more salt and pepper.

Discard the bay leaves.


For the toasts

 Place the cheese on top of the sliced and toast rolls and grill until the cheese is golden and bubbly.


To serve

Spoon soup into a bowl and place one cheesy toast onto the top of each bowl of soup.

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