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Yummy French Onion Soup

What you need: 

4 large sweet onions (or just regular onions), sliced 2 tablespoons margarine 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 tablespoon dried mustard 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce 1/4 cup red wine ( I used Cabernet) 6 cups veggie stock (use a good one!) pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. Heat margarine in large stockpot over medium heat. Add onions, sugar, and salt. Cook for 1 hour (yes, 1 hour!), stirring frequently. 2. Add thyme, mustard, soy sauce, vegan wine, pepper, and a little more salt. Let vegan wine cook down for a few minutes. 3. Add veggie broth, bring just to a boil, and...its done! Serve with warm vegan french bread.'

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oops i meant creme brulee TORCH


great recipe!
instead of straight up broth i added 4 tbsp dried porcini mushrooms to the broth. Let it steep for 10 minutes + . (the more plus the better).  I then strained the mushroom broth through a paper towel lined sieve into the soup pot.  Then on the insistence of my boyfriend i shopped up the chunks of rehydrated mushroom and added them back in.
Simmer for ten minutes.  ladled into bowls, topped with croutons hten gruyere and used my creme brulee to melt the cheese. 



This was really really good!  Very tasty, a definite keeper!  Wife said there seemed to be too much thyme (used what the recipe said)....maybe, but overall it was great.  Delicious!


I thought this was okay. It's pretty good, but I wanted to love it... I am trying to figure out what made me feel underwhelmed, but I can't quite put my finger (tastebuds? ;)) on it. I'll try it again sometime & see if I have the same opinion, because I LOVE French onion soup!


oh. my. deliciousness. This soup is seriously amazing! I did cook the onions for nearly 45 minutes with a pinch of salt added to them to pull out some moisture. Although it does take a while, this is a great soup with a real depth of flavor for cool autumn or winter evenings.


here is a recipe for making it vegan!!

Thanks for that, I'll give it a whirl as soon as an opportunity arises. Sounds good. (-:


i haven't made this recipe for onion soup yet, but i have another one with an addition i can't help but suggest here.

real french onion soup has gruyere cheese on it.  here is a recipe for making it vegan!!

1 cup water
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tbsp flour
4 tsp arrowroot
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp salt

blend all these ingredients for several minutes until smooth.  pour into a small saucepan and cook and stir over medium heat for 5-8 minutes.  it should thicken up quite a bit in this time keep it on the heat and continue stirring until it thickens up. 

after making the cheese i like to cut up some french bread slather a bit of the cheese on one side and stick it in the broiler for a couple minutes (keep an eye on it, the broiler setting on your oven will cook it FAST!)  then plop this right in the center of your bowl.  the bread will soak up the soup and get nice and soggy and the cheese will float right on top.  just like it's suppose to!  use left over french bread by cutting it up into little bits toasting it up a bit and putting them in the soup too.


i just made this and it was great. I've tried making veganized f.o.s before and the result was an overly salty mess. This was perfect, not too salty, a bit sweet,awesomely oniony.



Attached are some cheat-sheets showing how I did it more easily this time.

Now it's becoming quite routine:

    marg into ThermoMix
    Onions into ThermoMix
    Run TM for 5 minutes
    Scrape errant onions into base of mix
    Run TM for 50 mins on timer
    Stick mustard etc in
    Boil kettle, make up stock
    Add stock to TM
    Run TM for two minutes to bring heat back up

Final frame shows a cup of same being consumed enthusiastically by Miss 5 (nearly Miss 6). Blurred hand is moving.  :)


Attached are some cheat-sheets showing how I did it more easily this time. It's nice having a timer so you don't have to worry about a pot drying out and burnng.

There is, of course, a price to pay for this convenience.

The first photo shows the finished product with yummy wholemeal toast. It made a delicious lunch (/ME waves from GMT+09) (/ME also waves on behalf of Mum-in-law, who enjoyed a serve for herself).

The second photo shows that not all of the onion spent its time down at the bottom of the ThermoMix, so stopping the cooking cycle a few minutes in and scraping the sides into the bottom would be a good idea.

It's a bit yellower than you'd expect, because the only stock I had was powdered & this time I had no grapes at all (fermented or otherwise) or thyme. It still tasted very delicious. I substituted a teaspoon of crushed garlic for the missing flavour, & that seems to have worked very well.



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