Recipe by Elsie Wollaston
"Also known as "carabaccia", this is a local specialty in Florence, and is hard to find even in cookbooks specializing in Italian soups! The effect should be rich and somewhat sweet (but not too much). Adding roasted garlic would be a good variation."
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extra virgin olive oil
salt to taste
1 (750 milliliter) bottle
dry white wine
cubed, stale French or Italian bread
This was so good! It took a long time to actaully cook, but it only took about 10 minutes to prepare! And then you just simmer it and forget it! It was good!
This recipe was time consuming and ended up truly disgusting. I wish I had not added the Italian bread as, prior to that it was just edible. I ended up using a few spoons of this to flavour a spring vegetable soup in place of onions and the remainder I threw out - a waste of some good white wine !To say that preparation is 15 mins is incorrect as it needs attention several times while cooking.
Great recipe...I added only half the wine and in addition at the end of cooking time some Gruyere cheese as a topping for the finished soup. This is authentic and wonderful.
Made EXACTLY as stated. I'm sorry to rate this so low, but it was we did not care for it, and we could not eat it. My husband and teenaged sons who are quite adventurous when it comes to food all, after 2-3 tastes, pushed their bowls back and said they didn't like it. Oh, well. I know this is a legitimate recipe because I did a search and found very similar variations. I like the history of the recipe, but it is just too sweet. The incorporation of the bread just made it look a mess. Not a visually appealing meal either. Will stick to French Onion Soup.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Florentine Caramelized Onion Soup
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 528
** Calories from Fat: 101
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