Friday, August 30, 2013
French Onion Soup & Peach Crumble
JL came over for dinner. On the menu: french onion soup and peach crumble.
While we picked up a few things from the grocery store, we both agreed that having a little appetizer with prosciutto, goat cheese, and baguettes with white wine would help us in the kitchen.
As the onions caramelized in batches, we noshed on the prosciutto, fine herb goat cheese, capicola ham, peach, and baguettes.
Then as the soup was simmering, we put together the cheesy toast, then had some more appetizers and wine. The bread was from the quick sale rack. Why not? On a related note, I buy breads from the rack to make french toast. Why wait until your bread goes a little stale? Anyway, what was I talking about again? Oh yeah. Cheesy toast.
These were broiled for a few minutes until bubbly.
Although the soup simmered for about 45 minutes, it certainly didn't taste like a quick soup. There was a nice depth of flavour. Of course, it could've been boosted to another level if we made the broth from scratch. Instead, we took a shortcut and used broth from a tetra pack.
We had some warm peach crumble once we finished our bowls of soup. There were plenty of leftovers for the next day. They both tasted great the next day too. Leftovers can be awesome!