Wednesday, December 17, 2008

look what i made!

This is a proud moment. While I love to cook, I am just getting my feet wet as a baker.  (Maybe I shouldn't talk about feet and baked goods at the same time.  Sorry). Anyway, as a tribute to my recent jaunt to New York,  I tried my hand at bagels today. And I was pretty pleased with the results.  

If any of you are interested, here is the recipe I used. The only thing that I did differently was substituting half of the white flour with whole wheat. They turned out great! 

If you want to make them "everything" bagels like I did, just sprinkle the top with poppy and sesame seeds, diced onion and garlic and just a touch of kosher salt.  I actually toasted my onion and garlic before baking, but I don't really think you need to.  

And I wanna know - have you made bagels before?  What'd you put in them?  I'd love tips and ideas.  They take a little time, but they're worth it - I am looking forward to more experimenting!

6 comments:

5thsister said...

those look wonderful. good job! and thanks for sharing the recipe!

ChristineM said...

They look great! I've been wanting to try making bagels for a while. There's an interesting recipe here (Either search or look in May 2008) -> http://www.alwaysorderdessert.com/search?q=bagel

L.B. said...

Awesome job, mama! That looks quite delicious. Bagels are in my "Afraid to Try" category; something I want to make but am afraid to try. However, seeing your bagels might give me the boost of confidence I need.

Or not. I may stick to muffins :)

Becky Hartman said...

I'm impressed! Once, a few months ago, I thought about making bagels & then never did...this re-inspires me to try.

thamesarino said...

man, those look sooo good!
I'm scared, of baking..anything other than simple sweet breads/muffins... yeast scares me is that silly?
anyway, your bagels made me hungry!
I want some now!! : )

Who am I? said...

Thanks guys! It really wasn't too hard - don't be scared! :)