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Welsh Onion Soup Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 cup chopped Welsh onions
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Large soup pot
- Immersion blender or regular blender

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
2. Add the chopped Welsh onions and minced garlic, and sauté until the onions are translucent.
3. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and garlic, and stir to combine.
4. Slowly pour in the beef broth, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming.
5. Bring the soup to a simmer and let it cook for 15-20 minutes, until the onions are tender.
6. Remove the pot from the heat and use an immersion blender or regular blender to puree the soup until smooth.
7. Return the soup to the pot and stir in the heavy cream.
8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
9. Serve hot.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Medium heat for sautéing onions and garlic
- Simmer for cooking soup
Serving size:
- This recipe makes 4 servings.

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 215
- Fat: 18g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Protein: 5g
- Sodium: 780mg

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Beef broth can be substituted with vegetable broth for a vegetarian version.
- Heavy cream can be substituted with coconut cream for a dairy-free version.

- Add croutons or shredded cheese on top of the soup before serving.
- Add diced potatoes or carrots for a heartier soup.
- Use leeks instead of Welsh onions for a milder flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Use a sharp knife to chop the onions finely for a smoother soup.
- Be careful when blending hot soup to avoid burns.
- Adjust the seasoning to your taste.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat the soup in a pot over medium heat until hot.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the soup in a bowl with a sprig of fresh thyme on top.

- Croutons
- Shredded cheese
- Fresh thyme

- Crusty bread
- Salad

Suggested side dishes:
- Grilled cheese sandwich
- Caesar salad

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the soup is too thick, add more broth or cream to thin it out.
- If the soup is too thin, simmer it for a few more minutes to reduce the liquid.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the soup to a safe temperature of 165°F to prevent foodborne illness.

Food history:
- Welsh onion soup is a traditional Welsh dish made with leeks or Welsh onions.

Flavor profiles:
- Savory
- Creamy
- Oniony

Serving suggestions:
- Serve hot as a starter or main dish.

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Taste: Savory, Oniony, Herbal, Rich, Comforting