French Onion Soup X
Thyme and brandy are used to flavor the quicker onion soup, which is made with vegetable broth.
Warm up 1/4 cup vegetable broth in a sizable nonstick pan.
Add the onion and stir.
Cook for 15 minutes at medium heat, or until golden.
Add the flour and sugar and stir.
Add the wine and the remaining 5 cups of vegetable broth.
Add the black pepper, bay leaf, and thyme by stirring.
Stirring continuously, bring to a boil for 8 minutes, then reduce heat, partially cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Activate the broiler in the oven.
Bay leaf should be removed from the heat before adding brandy.
Garlic clove rubbed on toast.
Place a piece of toast on top of each bowl after ladling the soup into four oven-safe bowls.
Add a little Parmesan cheese.
Put bowls under the broiler to melt the cheese.