15 mill tbsp walnut oil
1 large red onion, chopped
300 ml/1/2 pt/l 1/2 cups flat brown beer
300 ml/1/2 pt/l 1/2 cups water
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
5 ml/1 tsp sugar
Pinch of grated nutmeg
4 French bread sippets
60 ml/1/2 tbsp Cheddar cheese, grated
Heat the oil in a saucepan and gently fry (saute) the onion until golden. Add the beer and water, then boil for 10 minutes.
Season to taste and add the sugar and nutmeg. Place in four flameproof bowls and top with the bread sippets and grated cheese.
Brown under the grill (broiler) until the cheese has melted. Note: Sippets are slices of French bread baked in the oven.