Monday, July 9, 2007

( o ) Bagels! ( o ) ( o ) ( o )

I saw a trend of people making bagels and thought "hey! I wonder if I could make those!!"
It took a lot of work, but over all.. They turned out phenomenal~!
I followed this recipe- http://www.jewish-food.org/recipes/brea0007.htm

I cut it in half (cause I wouldn't get through 15 bagels alone! ) but other than that followed the recipe...

The ONLY thing I will make sure to change next time-- is to make sure the dough ends of my bagel circles are connected VERY well before boiling~!

I had some issues with bagels separating while boiling.. so they turned out to be half moon bagels.. lol..

Not hard to fix though.. I simply fastened the ends together with tooth picks before baking them in the oven :) .. MmMMmmmm... For my first attempt at bagel making I think I did VERY well! ... They tasted delicious.. tough and chewy and a little crunchy on the outside.. mmmm I'm ready to get home and make a bagel sandwich...
Here are some pictures:

After boiling the dough.. topped with poppy seeds, sea salt, sesame seeds, and a few other tasty versions.. ready for baking.
Fresh and golden brown from the oven..
mmm.. can you smell them?!!
Poppy seed and sea salt...
Cheddar
caraway seed and sea salt....
Sesame seed... Look how shiny.. :)
waiting to be eaten!
DEF. try this recipe.. pretty easy to follow.. just a quick process...
BUT it's SOOOO worth it!! I'll be making these again for SURE ;0)
Mrs. E..............

2 comments:

landa said...

Oh these bagels look great!

Steena said...

Thanks! :) I was pretty impressed at how they came out since it was my first time trying the bagel thing lol