French Onion Soup with Gruyere Toast


4 onions, sliced
2 sprigs thyme
3 tbsp butter
6 cups beef broth
cognac (to taste)
salt and pepper
1/3 cup gruyere, grated
2 baguette slices
butter for grilling bread

Cook 4 sliced onions and 2 thyme sprigs in butter, covered, 20 minutes. Uncover; cook 1 hour, or until caramelized, stirring occasionally. Add 6 cups beef broth; simmer 10 minutes. Add cognac, salt and pepper. Top with gruyere toasts.

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