French onion soup
- 25g unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 3 large onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tsp caster sugar
- 15g plain flour
- 1.25L stock, made with 2 reduced-salt beef stock cubes
- Few drops gravy browning (optional)
- 1 small baguette
- 100g Asda Lighter Mature Cheese, grated
Melt the butter and oil in a saucepan, add the onions and stir so that they're all coated. Cook over a low heat until soft. Stir in the sugar and continue to cook over a low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring often, until they're golden brown.
Remove from the heat and stir in the flour. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the stock. Bring back to the boil, cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes. If you want a deeper colour for your soup, carefully add a little gravy browning now – you only need a few drops.
To make the croutes, pre-heat the grill. Cut 8 slices from the baguette and toast on one side. Turn over and sprinkle with grated cheese and grill until melted. Serve on top of the soup.