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Thick Onion Soup

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Recipe from Christmas Farm. This would be a really tasty and substantial lunch if served with cheese scones.


  • 75g butter
  • 500g onions finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 40g plain flour
  • 600ml stock (Chicken or vegetable)
  • 600ml milk
  • 2-3tsp lemon juice
  • 1 pinch ground allspice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • 4-6tbsp double cream
  • 2tbsp parsley chopped
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Melt the butter and gently fry the onions and garlic until soft but not coloured.
  2. Add the flour and cook for about 1 minute.
  3. Gradually add the stock and bring to the boil before adding the milk.
  4. Season to taste and add the allspice, the bay leaf and lemon juice.
  5. Stir in the grated carrot and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Stir in the cream and heat gently but do not allow to boil. Serve.

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