French Onion Soup
Another favourite, not so old as others, this particular recipe has only been made in the café for 6 or 7 years. Our tribute to French cuisine, or as has been remarked, a soup that shows how much the English really despise the French!
2 Large Onions
2 Tablespoons White Flour
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
200ml Soya Sauce
1 Teaspoon Hungarian Paprika
2 Teaspoons English Mustard Powder
1 Large Sprig Parsley
1 French Onion Stock Cube
2 Pints Water
1 Teaspoon Molasses
- Peel and cut onions in half and slice thinly.
- Put the vegetable oil in the saucepan on a moderate heat and sauté the onions. Once they start to cook add the soya sauce and carry on cooking until soft.
- Add the flour and allow to cook for 5 minutes, stirring all the while with a wooden spoon.
- Have a pint of the water ready in a jug, add it slowly to the pan, stirring all the time so as to make a smooth mixture with the flour. Once mixed add the rest of the water, the crumbled stock cube, paprika, mustard and molasses. Turn up the heat and bring to the boil.
- Once boiling reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Before serving, sprinkle with finely chopped parsley. Serve garnished with croutons.