Mar 13, 2006, 22:00
I finally got around to making this recipe last night and I love it!! I do have to say that I think it calls for WAY too much black pepper. The taste of it is almost overwhelming, and I don't think it was like that at Panera's. I would change both this and the salt "to taste", or, maybe 1/2 tsp. each and then "to taste".
I have to agree that this recipe is right on the money! I did however eliminate the pepper and the other "hot" spices. Otherwise the croutons were awesome and the soup was delicious. It doesn't even take that long to prep and cook either. I doubled up on the recipe and had a ton of leftovers. Do yourself a favor and make this recipe!!!
Great soup! I added a little sherry instead of the chicken broth.
Jan 20, 2006, 22:00
LOVE this recipe! I was going to Panera's at least twice a week for this soup and I have to say this is dead on! I love it!! WoohOOOO :)
p and g
Jan 14, 2006, 22:00
This soup was great!!!! As close as you can get without having the real thing!!!!
Nov 21, 2005, 22:00
You are very close on the crutons...we cut up the Asiago loaf to make them.
Recipe calls for WAY too much salt! all I could taste.
I am a French Onion Soup Fanatic and Panera Bread french onion soup is my all time favorite! This Recipe is as close to it as you can get! It is OUTSTANDING! Try it in a sour dough bread bowl! So DELICIOUS!
Wow! I have to say that I have this soup from Panera at least once a week and this recipe was pretty much right on. Next time I'm going to use low sodium broth though.