This Christmas, just like every other Christmas, Allen & I agree in advance, not to get each other any gifts and just to focus on getting everyone else ones that we hope they will love. However, for the past two years now, Allen has gone against our plan and got me a gift anyway!! Which is very cheeky and next year I may just have to beat him at his own naughty game! This year though, I could not get annoyed with him as he got me my little dream pots!! The Le Creuset Mini Cocottes !! They are the most adorable things in the whole world to me currently and I was so excited as I could now share my french onion soup in pots worthy of the recipe!
French Onion Soup has to be one of the best Winter soups ever invented, it has so many great qualities. The Caramelized onion broth topped with crusty french bread that is then finished with melty, gooey, bubbly amazing Gruyere cheese (drooling just thinking about it!)
I am so very grateful for my amazing cocottes and also for French onion soup and the coziness it provides. 💚
- 1 stick Butter
- 6 Onions, sliced thinly
- 1 cup of White Wine
- 1 liter of chicken broth
- 2 cups Beef Broth
- 3 cloves Minced Garlic
- 1 French Baguette
- 8 slices of Swiss Gruyere Cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Melt butter in a heavy bottomed pan if you have one over medium heat.
- Add onions and cover, let this cook for 20 minutes – stirring every 5.
- Place your covered pan into the oven – leaving a little room for steam to escape.
- Allow this to cook in the oven for 45 minutes, making sure to stir half way through
- Remove your pan from the oven and put back on the hob over a medium heat.
- Stir and add the wine. Cook wine for 3-5 minutes, allowing it to reduce slightly.
- Then, add your broths and minced garlic and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Butter your bread slices and broil (500 F), allowing bread to brown.
- When your soup is ready, ladle into your bowl of choice. (We used the adorable le cruset cocottes.)
- Place crispy bread on top, and then layer two slices of your cheese onto your bread.
- Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly (About 10 minutes)
- Serve & Enjoy the melted gooeyness