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French Onion Soup I

Posted in : Soups on by : Daphne

Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter3 onions, thinly sliced1 tsp white sugar1 tbs all-purpose flour2 1/2 cups water1/2 cup red wine2 (10.5 ounce) cans condensed beef broth1 French baguette8 oz sliced Swiss cheese

Instructions:

Melt butter or margarine in a 4 quart saucepan. Stir in sugar. Cook onions over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Stir in flour until well blended with the onions and pan juices. Add water, wine, and beef broth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover soup, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Cut four 1 inch thick slices of bread from the loaf. Toast the bread slices at 325F (165C) just until browned, about 10 minutes. Reserve the remaining bread to serve with the soup.
Ladle soup into four 12 ounce, oven-safe bowls. Place 1 slice toasted bread on top of the soup in each bowl. Fold Swiss cheese slices, and fit onto toasted bread slices. Place soup bowls on a cookie sheet for easier handling.
Bake at 425F (220C) for 10 minutes, or just until cheese is melted