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Recipe for Onion Soup

  • 2 oz (50 grams) margarine or butter
  • 1 and 1/2 lb's (680 grams) finely-chopped onion
  • 1 level tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt and Pepper Mix (3 tsp salt to 1tsp pepper)
  • 2 pints (0.94 litres) stock, chicken is excellent but a light bone stock is adequate
To serve

Thick slices of French bread, one for each serving of soup
Grated cheese


1.      Melt fat in large pan, add onions, cook gently until soft.

2.      Add flour and seasonings and cook for 2 minutes, stirring.

3.      Stir in the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Check for seasoning.

4.      Toast the slices of french bread on one side only.

5.      Cover untoasted side of bread thickly with cheese. Place under grill just to melt.

6.      Place a slice in each soup bowl, ladle soup over and serve at once.


Farm Shops near London

The following farm shops in London sell ingredients used in Onion Soup:

Harrods Ltd (Food Hall) - Farm Shop near London

Harrods Ltd (Food Hall)

London, Westminster

Visit Harrods Food Hall where you will find a fantastic selection of fresh vegetables, fruit, fish a...

Neals Yard Dairy - Farm Shop near London

Neals Yard Dairy

Covent Garden, Camden

Mon-Thurs 11am to 6.30pm Fri-Sat 10am to 6.30pm One of Britainís best known cheese shops, who h...

Farmers Markets near London

The following farmers markets in London sell ingredients used in Onion Soup:

Marylebone Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

Marylebone Farmers Market

London, Westminster

Every Sunday 10am-2pm

South Kensington  Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

South Kensington Farmers Market

London, Kensington and Chelsea

9 am - 2 pm. A great selection of vegetable growers will be at this market.