My family and I really enjoyed this meal. You know you did a good job when your whole family is happy. This recipe is a modified version of a recipe from The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook. I altered it to give it more flavor and make it tastier. This recipe makes about 10 servings.
4 medium sized onions
3 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of flour
8 cups of beef stock
2 tablespoons of beef bullion
Sliced baguette for serving
Peel the onions and cut them from pole to pole. In a large soup pot, melt the butter on medium high heat. Once the butter is melted add the onions.
Mix in the salt and pepper, then add the sugar while stirring.
You want the onions to be kind of mushy but a little browned.
Mix in the flour
Pour in the beef stock and stir.
Reduce the temperature to a simmer and put a lid on, but not on all the way so the steam can get out. About 40 minutes.
Pour the soup into your bowls and place the grated Gruyere on top and let it get a little melted.
The slice baguette is great for dipping in the soup, but is completely optional.