French Onion Soup

This is one of our favourite ways to enjoy a whole lot of onions. It is a rich, delicious soup, and can warm you up on a cold day!

Servings: 4
Time To Prepare: 1.5 - 2 hours


  • 1/2 C of butter or margarine

  • 2 TBS Olive Oil

  • 5-6 Medium Onions (thinly sliced)

  • 1 TBS Sugar

  • Sprig of Fresh Thyme (chopped)

  • 5C Vegetable Stock

  • 1 TSP Worchestershire Sauce

  • Soya Sauce to taste

  • Sour Dough Bread (Sliced)

  • Shredded cheese (classic recipes usually call for Gruyere, I've subbed in mozzarella or cheddar with good results).


Step 1
In a soup pot, add the olive oil and butter on medium heat. Let the butter melt.

Step 2
Once the butter is melted, add the onions and the sugar to the pot, making sure to stir them regularly. Stir the onions until they soften and start getting a bit translucent. Try not to brown them. This will take 10-20 minutes.

Step 3
Next, add in the vegetable stock, chopped up thyme, and worchestershire sauce. Add in soya sauce to fill out the broth's flavour (this will be more to taste). Then bring the pot to a simmer before bringing the temperature down to low.

Step 4
Let the soup simmer for about 20-30 minutes.

Step 5
While the soup is simmering, grab your bread and cut slices that should fit your oven-safe onion soup bowls. Set the bread aside for now.

Step 6
Heat the oven to broil.

Step 7
After the soup has finished simmering, ladle it into your oven-safe bowls, and top with the bread slices from before. Sprinkle your shredded cheese on top, and put the bowls into the oven to. You will want to put the bowls on an oven sheet.

Step 8
Let the soup broil for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling on top (make sure to keep a close eye on them, it would be a tragedy if they burnt), at that point, take them out, let them cool for a few minutes, and serve!