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French Onion Soup with Cheese Souffle Recipe

French Onion Soup with Cheese Souffle

A classic French onion soup served with cheese souffle as light as a feather.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

Ingredients of French Onion Soup with Cheese Souffle

  • For the soup:
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 20 gm butter
  • 1/2 tsp castor sugar
  • 1/2 kg onions - sliced
  • 5 cups vegetable stock
  • 4-6 rounds of buttered toast
  • For the souffle:
  • 20 gm butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp flour
  • 2/3 cups warm milk
  • 1/2 tsp French mustard
  • Salt - to taste
  • Pepper - to taste
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 Tbsp grated cheese
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp bread crumbs

How to Make French Onion Soup with Cheese Souffle

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For the soup:

1.
Heat butter in a deep vessel and add olive oil and castor sugar.
2.
Add onions and cook on low heat till they turn golden brown in colour.
3.
Pour in the stock and bring to boil.
4.
Cover and simmer for about one hour. The soup should reduce to four cups. Keep aside.

For the souffle:

1.
Heat butter in a saucepan.
2.
Add the flour and stir over low heat for some time to make a paste.
3.
Pour in the milk, continue stirring and bring to boil making a smooth thick sauce.
4.
Mix in the mustard, pepper and salt.
5.
Switch off the gas and stir in the cheese.
6.
Let the sauce cool and the beaten egg yolks gradually with a wooden spoon.
7.
In another bowl, whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff but not dry.
8.
Fold it into the cheese sauce with a light hand.
9.
Now pour the soup into a baking dish and place the toasts on top. Pour the souffle mixture over the toasts. Sprinkle the bread crumbs, cheese and butter on top.
10.
Heat the oven to 230 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes or until the souffle is well risen and golden in colour. Serve immediately.
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