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Spanish Onion Soup

I came across this soup from a US chef living and working in Barcelona.  It is a twist on the classic French Onion Soup.  This is not a Medieval dish, But it is very tasty and captures the flavor of the area. Ingredients: 2 Large Onions 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter or Olive Oil 2 Garlic Cloves (More if you like Garlic) 1/2 tsp Thyme 2 Fresh Thyme sprigs 1 Tbsp Paprika 1 Tbsp Flour Salt and Pepper 1 Cup White Wine 2 Quarts Homemade or Store bought Beef Broth 2 Bay Leaves Approx 10 oz Chorizo 1 Baguette 2 - 3 Cups shredded Gruyère Cheese (or something suitably melty) Take the two large Onions, slice them up, and place them in a large pot.  Add the Butter or Olive Oil.  Carmelize the Onions over low heat.  As the Onions carmelize, add the diced Garlic Cloves, Thyme, and Paprika.  Salt and Pepper to taste.  Sprinkle the Flour over the Onions and stir until combined.  Stir in the Wine and cook down until most of the wine has evaporated.  Take a pan and cook the Chorizo allowing the oils and co