4 medium onions, thinly sliced
1 TBS butter
1 TBS olvie oil
1/4 tsp sugar
2 TBS unbleached flour
6 c. organic beef broth (or 6 c. water & good boullion), warmed
1/4 c. dry white wine
fresh ground pepper
4 - 1 inch slices of day old baguette
1 c. shredded Gruyere cheese (Jarlsburg or Baby Swiss may be used as substitute)
Melt butter in 4 qt. saucepan over medium low heat; add olive oil, mix well. Add sliced onions & saute for 15 minutes in covered pot, stirring occasionally. Uncover & add sugar. Saute, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with flour; heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Blend in warm broth & wine; season to taste. Simmer on low heat, partially covered, for one hour.
Preheat oven to 325.
Divide soup into 4 ovenproof bowls. Sprinkle 1/8 c. cheese over soup in each bowl. Float slice of bread on soup; sprinkle evenly with remaining cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until hot.
Preheat broiler. Set each soup bowl under broiler for 2-3 minutes until cheese is golden brown.