French Onion Soup

22 Jun 2022

By Michelle Tan

A bowl of French Onion Soup with crusty bread.
Tasty homemade french onion soup. Photo: Adobe Stock.


  • 3Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 6 large red or brown onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 Tbsp dry sherry                 
  • 8 cups good quality beef broth
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Slices of French Bread
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil


  1. In a large casserole pot, melt butter and add onions.
  2. Coat onions in butter and reduce to low heat. Stir regularly until onions are softened.
  3. Increase heat and stir regularly until onions are all caramelised and golden brown.
  4. Add minced garlic and cook for a further minute.
  5. Add in the wine and sherry. Stir well and deglaze the bottom of the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Stir in the flour, leaving it to cook for one minute.
  7. Add in broth, bay leaves, and thyme. Cover the pot and let it simmer gently for 30 minutes.
  8. When ready to serve, brush the slices of bread with olive oil and top with a mixture of grated cheese. Grill under the broiler.
  9. Ladle soup into individual ovenproof bowls and sprinkle generously with grated cheese. Broil until cheese melts and is slightly browned.