Comfort food is sometimes simply necessary.
The flu, work and beautiful winter sun is not a winning combination.
I was sick, confined to my flat the entire weekend. But I finally had time to cook.
750 g sliced onions
3 garlic cloves
50 g butter
25 g flour
200 ml white wine (if you have some, I didn't)
1,5 litres vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
2-3 thyme sprigs
1 bunch of chopped parsley
black pepper and grated cheese (gruyère or parmesan) to serve
First of all, I don't like croutons. Except for in salad, so when it comes to soup, I usually skip them. Heresy or not, the cheese goes directly into the bowl.
Stew the sliced onions in the butter over low heat for at least 30 mins, until they are caramelised and beautifully golden. Dust in the flour, throw in the garlic, the bay leaf and the thyme before finally pouring in the broth. Let simmer for another 30 minutes. Right before serving, throw in the chopped parsley, and then serve hot with lots of freshly ground black pepper and some grated cheese.
The monster chocolate chip cookies you can find here. Apple crumble is, well, apple crumble.