This is a Swiss favorite, a heartening bowl of this soup is always very welcomed. The basis of this Basel soup is toasted flour.

Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a heave saucepan over medium heat, heat the flour gently until it begins to turn pale golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

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  • In another pan, saute onions in butter. When transparent, blend them into the flour. Gradually add the beef stock, the wine and the salt and pepper to taste. Cook gently, stirring frequently, for about 30 minutes.

  • Put a slice of bread in each person's bowl with a good sprinkling of cheese on top. Pour soup into each bowl and serve at once.

Nutrition Facts

292.59 calories; 11.87 g protein; 27.73 g carbohydrates; 2.84 g dietary-fiber; 4.39 g sugars; 12.46 g fat; 6.82 g saturated-fat; 30.12 mg cholesterol; 921.83 IU vitamin-a-iu; 5.78 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.17 mg vitamin-b6; 16.89 mg vitamin-c; 43.46 mcg folate; 178.15 mg calcium; 2.06 mg iron; 30.48 mg magnesium; 305.62 mg potassium; 337.75 mg sodium; 0.19 mg thiamin; 112.17 calories-from-fat; 37 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 38 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 16 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 20 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Most helpful positive review

OldFashionedFoodie
01/03/2011
so good! like french onion soup but up side down. super easy to make and was a great appetizer at our swiss themed dinner party!! would make again!
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Anonymous
05/04/2003
Basel Toasted Flour Soup may have an off-putting name but it is tasty hearty and traditionally eaten (but not exclusively) after "Morgenstreich" (around 6 a.m) at the Basle Switzerland Fastnacht (Carnival) every February.
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Anonymous
05/04/2003
Basel Toasted Flour Soup may have an off-putting name but it is tasty hearty and traditionally eaten (but not exclusively) after "Morgenstreich" (around 6 a.m) at the Basle Switzerland Fastnacht (Carnival) every February.
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OldFashionedFoodie
01/03/2011
so good! like french onion soup but up side down. super easy to make and was a great appetizer at our swiss themed dinner party!! would make again!
(13)
Angela Sheppard
11/28/2005
This soup is amazing very easy to make taste is out of this world and it looks great too. The only thing I changed was to toast the bread with garlic and butter before topping with cheese and soup. Thank you for sharing yum!
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Pesco
01/07/2006
I used vegetable broth instead of beef. This soup was surprisingly good!
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Karen Ruggero
11/05/2008
This was very tasty. Not sure why but it reminded me of gravy. However very warm and comforting.
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Anonymous
11/22/2010
So good - reminds me of Beef Burgandy....yum!
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