Tuesday, October 16, 2012

TWD: Bagels

 I love bagels!!  I even worked at a bagel place in college and I still want to eat them after eating them all the time for 2 months straight!  (I only worked there for 2 months or I would have kept eating.)

These were time intensive, but not too labor intensive (especially if you use a mixer).  I refrigerated mine overnight and I should have used a bigger bowl because the dough had a mind of it's own by morning.  There were a few things in the recipe that I wondered how important they were, like the ice in the bottom of the oven (to create steam)?  I did it anyway (using a pan) but didn't notice a difference between these bagels and others I've made so I'd probably save myself that trouble next time.  I think spraying the oven with a spray bottle might be just as effective.  I also just baked both pans of bagels at once and rotated the baking sheets halfway through.  I didn't want to repeat the process of boiling and baking because I am lazy.  I also didn't bother with the oven turning off and whatever else there was at the end of the recipe, I just took them out when they were done, let them cool slightly and ate them.  
My family loved them, Calvin ate 4!  They were quite a hit.

If you'd like the recipe, you can visit the blog of our host for the week, Heather.

If you'd like to see what the other TWD bakers did this week, you can go HERE to get to their links.


  1. The last couple of steps with turning the oven off, etc. did seem a little unecessary.
    Great looking bagels!

  2. Sorry I’m late!
    Let’s start this delicious „tour des blogs“ and see how the 85 bagels turned out.
    I had great fun making and bathing and baking them and will remake them for sure.

    Wow, despite all your "short cuts" they turned out beautiful.
    Thank you for the tips, it will make our life easier, the next time we bake them.


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