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!


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) ->

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! :)