Caramelised Onion & Barley Soup with Cheese Croutons

 

Nutty and nutritious barley adds real substance to this twist on classic French onion soup

What you will need

1 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

2 medium onions, thinly sliced Onion un-yun Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

6 thyme sprigs, chopped Thyme This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

good pinch sugar Sugar shuh-ga Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

500ml vegetable stock

60g barley Barley There are two types of barley available- pot barley and pearl barley. Pot barley is the more…

60g cavolo nero or kale, thick stalks discarded and leaves sliced Kale kay-el A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and…

4 slices baguette, toasted

4 tbsp grated Gruyère cheese Gruyère groo-ee-yeah Gruyère is an undoubted pinnacle of traditional Swiss cheese-making, a culinary masterpiece as…

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