Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

COOKING WITH AMBASSADORS

Canadian recipes: Baked garlic and onion cream soup

Ingredients: 6 large onions, cut into slices; 2 heads of garlic, cloves separated and peeled; 5 cups of chicken stock or canned broth; 1.5 teaspoons of dried thyme leaves; 1 teaspoon of coarsely ground black pepper; 1 teaspoon of salt; 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter; two cups of heavy or whipping cream; two tablespoons of chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley as garnish.

Baked garlic and onion cream soup

Ingredients: 6 large onions, cut into slices; 2 heads of garlic, cloves separated and peeled; 5 cups of chicken stock or canned broth; 1.5 teaspoons of dried thyme leaves; 1 teaspoon of coarsely ground black pepper; 1 teaspoon of salt; 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter; two cups of heavy or whipping cream; two tablespoons of chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley as garnish.

Preparation: Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place the onions and garlic in a shallow roasting pan, and add three cups of chicken stock. Sprinkle with thyme, pepper and coarse salt, and dot with butter. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 1.5 hours. Remove the pan from the oven and purée the onions and garlic with the liquid in a food processor until smooth. With the blender running, gradually add the remaining two cups of stock and the cream. Pour the resulting soup into a large saucepan. Season to taste and heat through slowly, making sure the soup does not come to the boil. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Top stories

Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.

Illustrative stock photo

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Christmas Markets Bratislava

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.