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My father's Garlic Soup


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  • 15 cloves of garlic;
  • 4 1/2 cup water (for a good consistency);
  • 10 tablespoons olive oil;
  • 1 cube of chicken bouillon;
  • 1/2 baguette cut the day before into cubes or slices 1 cm by 1 cm;
  • 1 teaspoon sweet or hot paprika;
  • 3-4 oz Serrano ham cut into small cubes of 1 cm;
  • 1 egg per person;
  • 1 small sprig of thyme;
  • 1 bay leaf;
  • chorizo​​;
  • 1 egg


Servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 45mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Gently fry the garlic (peeled, cut into small cubes which the central seeds were removed from middle) in oil;

Step 2

Remove the garlic from the oil once it is browned, put it in an earthenware container that can go in the oven and sprinkle with sweet or hot paprika;

Step 3

Pour boiled water (which a bouillon cube was added) on the garlic and stir in the thyme and bay leaf;

Step 4

In the pan that was used to brown the garlic, fry bread and chorizo ​​in the remaining oil (add more if necessary): you will get some nice croutons;

Step 5

-Break the eggs in the soup and add croutons.
-Add carefully not to break the yolks;

Step 6

Bake the soup in the oven until the eggs are soft boiled;

Step 7

Serve the soup in a casserole dish or in a clay pot;

Step 8

 Decorate with a little thyme.

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  • Pizza Dough (homemade or store bought)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Pizza sauce
  • Cured ham, shredded
  • 4 eggs
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh basil


  1. Roll out the dough
  2. Use a small bowl to cut the dough into rounds
  3. Add shredded cheese
  4. Place in oven on an oven tray afr 10 min at 355°F
  5. Put each dough round into a ramekin
  6. Add 1 tbsp pizza sauce, a handful of shredded cured ham 
  7. Break an egg into each pizza
  8. Top with sliced cherry tomatoes and a basil leaf
  9. Place in oven for another 15 mins at 355°F
  10. Garnish with parsley and a pinch of pepper
  11. Serve and enjoy!

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