Watkins Recipes

Watkins Fabulous French Onion Soup

5 medium onions
3 tbsp/45 mL butter or margarine
1-1/2 quarts/liters water
1/4 cup/60 mL Beef Soup & Gravy
1 tbsp/15 mL Onion Soup & Gravy
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Black Pepper 6 oz
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of Thyme
6 slices French bread
Butter or margarine
1 cup/250 mL (4 oz/113 g) shredded cheese (Swiss or Cheddar)

Cooking Directions
Peel and thinly slice onions. Heat the 3 tbsp/45 ml butter in a heavy 3-quart/liter saucepan over low heat; add onions and cook slowly, stirring until golden in color, about 10 minutes. Gradually blend in water, soup bases, and seasonings. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, toast one side of bread under broiler until golden brown. Butter untoasted side and sprinkle slices with 1/4 cup/60 ml cheese; broil until cheese is melted. To serve, place hot soup into oven-proof bowls or mugs; float French bread slices on top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; broil until cheese is bubbly and brown.

Makes 6 servings.

Rosemary & Sea Salt Bread

1 package of Watkins Bread Mix
12 oz/355 mL can lemon-flavored sparkling water
3 tbsp/45 mL Watkins Rosemary
3 tbsp/45 mL Watkins Parsley
1 tbsp/15 mL coarsely-ground Watkins Sea Salt
1 tbsp/15 mL melted butter

Combine bread mix with sparkling water. Pour half of batter into 8 x 4-inch/20 x 10 cm loaf pan sprayed with Watkins Cooking Spray. Combine rosemary and parsley. Sprinkle 4 tbsp/60 mL herbs over batter. Spread remaining batter over herbs. Sprinkle with remaining herbs and sea salt. Drizzle with butter. Bake at 350°F/180°C for 50 to 60 minutes or until golden brown.

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