A recipe for the cold time of year: onion soup

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The cold is knocking at the door again. Snow, ice, flushed cheeks and runny nose shape our city and landscapes. Slippery streets and brown snow all over. Car batteries succumb to their annual winter torpor and the sound of ice scrapers in the early morning can hardly be ignored. Eating a hot and hearty meal is usually a good way to get ready for this cold, at least on the inside. For instance a savory onion soup. Preparation is easy and takes no longer than 25 minutes.

Ingredients for 4 persons:

500 g onions

1 tbsp. butter

800 ml vegetable broth

150 ml white wine

4 slices bread for toasting

4 tbsp. cheese (Gouda), grated

4 tbsp Parmesan, grated

salt and pepper



Clean the onions and cut into rings. Sweat the onions well in a pot together with the butter. Deglaze with a good shot of wine and fill with the vegetable broth. Simmer for a good 15 minutes.

Punch out cup-size pieces of the bread and then toast to golden brown in the toaster or oven. Fill the soup into cups and place one piece of toast on to the soup. Sprinkle the Gouda and Parmesan on top and briefly cook “au gratin” until the cheese takes on an appealing color and melts.

Place the cup of soup onto a saucer and enjoy. Take care not to burn your mouth and fingers!


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