Caramelised onion & barley soup with cheese croutons

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

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  • Prep
    10 mins
  • Cook
    35 mins
  • Serve in
    45 mins


  •   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 onion Onion un-yun Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia… , thinly sliced
  •   2 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  •   6 thyme Thyme This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint… sprigs, chopped
  •   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 Kale kay-el A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and… , thick stalks discarded and leaves sliced
  •   4 slices baguette, toasted
  •   4 tbsp grated Gruyère cheese


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