Onion Soup With Gruyere and Madeira Recipe

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Onion Soup With Gruyere and Madeira
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  1. Place the onion, butter, oil, thyme, bay leaves, salt, sugar and paprika powder in a large heavy-based saucepan and cook over a medium heat for 40 minutes, stirring from time to time. The onions should be dark golden and soft.
  2. Stir in the flour and cook over a low heat for a further 10 minutes.
  3. Pour in the wine, stir to combine, and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the stock and cook over a medium heat for a further 20 minutes (the soup can be prepared up to 48 hours ahead up to this point and re-heated when needed).
  5. Preheat the oven to 190C-375F
  6. Scatter a little cheese (don't use it all) over the bottom of 8 oven-proof soup bowls placed on a baking sheet.
  7. Pour in the soup, rub the toast slices with the garlic clove and float on the top of soup.
  8. Top with the remaining cheese and place in the oven until bubbling and golden brown, about 10-20 minutes.
  9. Beat together the egg yolks, cream, brandy and Madeira. When the soup is ready to serve, lift the cheesy crust and pour cream mixture into the soup, or serve in a jug and offer separately to your guests.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 764.52 Kcal (3201 kJ)
Calories from fat 426.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47.35g 73%
Cholesterol 256.72mg 86%
Sodium 623.44mg 26%
Potassium 713.3mg 15%
Total Carbs 26.03g 9%
Sugars 9.52g 38%
Dietary Fiber 4.36g 17%
Protein 43.98g 88%
Vitamin C 18.8mg 31%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 345.5mg 35%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 150.22 Kcal (629 kJ)
Calories from fat 83.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.3g 73%
Cholesterol 50.44mg 86%
Sodium 122.5mg 26%
Potassium 140.15mg 15%
Total Carbs 5.11g 9%
Sugars 1.87g 38%
Dietary Fiber 0.86g 17%
Protein 8.64g 88%
Vitamin C 3.7mg 31%
Iron 0.5mg 14%
Calcium 67.9mg 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.4
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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