Best French onion soup ever!
Stir and then cook the French onion soup over medium heat for another 5 minutes. Toast the slices of bread in the meantime. Then take the soup off the heat and remove the bay leaves. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste. Scoop the French onion soup into separate bowls. Put a slice of toasted bread on top and sprinkle with the grated cheese. Put the soup bowls in a preheated oven and grill for 2 minutes until the cheese has melted. Then serve the French onion soup piping hot.