John G's French onion soup

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"This is a quick and easy way to make French onion soup, which can either be served as an appetizer or as a main meal. It's also a good way to use up stale bread. Always a crowd pleaser!"
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4 servings
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  1. In a pot on medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions and garlic. Add the sugar and Worcestershire sauce and sautée the onions until they are soft.
  2. Add the wine and boil down until the wine is reduced by about a third in volume.
  3. Add the beef stock, basil, bay leaf, and parsley flakes and stir well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F).
  6. Remove bay leaf from soup. Ladle the soup into four oven-proof bowls.
  7. Cover the soup in each bowl with some of the bread cubes, and cover the bread with the cheese.
  8. Bake under the broiler for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.
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