Serve the soup without the toast and cheese; just before serving, stir in two to four tablespoons cognac.
Serve the soup without the toast and cheese; instead beat two eggs, blend with a little hot soup, and stir into the boiling soup before serving.
Omit the wine; instead stir in one-half cup dry vermouth along with the stock.
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