We've been a bit sick this week, some throat and ear pains, coughing, general tiredness mixed with allergies. So therefore soup has been on the menu for a few times. It was quite annoying to be ill, when it was +28 degrees outside, but what can you do. At least the soups seemed to help quickly, and I'm fine again.
I made this vegan onion soup with vegan garlic bread on the side. I'm sharing the soup recipe below, but not the garlic bread. The garlic bread was just made on my basic thin pizza crust with some margarine, pre-cooked garlic, fresh parsley, salt and pepper. I tend to make garlic bread in a different way every time, but this was a very good variation. I guess it could be cheesy too, but it was perfectly nice just with this topping.
Vegan onion soup
4 large onions
1 tbsp wheat flour
1 cup red wine
2 tbsp vegetable stock powder
1 tbsp yeast flakes
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
Slice the onions into half rings and start slow cooking them at low heat under lid in a pan with vegetable oil. Cook and stir until they are caramelised and browned. This takes quite a while, but it is necessary in order to make a proper onion soup, so be patient and keep stirring so that the onions won't burn.
Add the flour followed by the wine. Then add the seasoning and some water and let simmer until the soup is nicely cooked.
Serve the soup with garlic bread, or bread of your choice, on the side and enjoy.