Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Impress your friends and family . . .

with these bagels!   I had never before contemplated making my own bagels.  I assumed they were a long, painstaking process to make and one of those things you just need to buy from a professional.  A while back I was reading chow.com, and came across their bagel project.  I read the comments where everyone positively raved about the bagels.  I reviewed the recipe and discovered the bagels dough needs 30 minutes resting time, total, and that I had almost all the ingredients in my pantry.  easy peasy! The result was incredible.  P came home, saw the finished bagels cooling, and was so impressed he had to take more photos of them.  He actually said that they were probably the most professional thing I have ever made- which is a big complement.  


I take no credit except being able to follow an excellent recipe, which can be found here.  Take note to read the comments regarding salt and adjust accordingly.


steph- whisk/spoon said...

those look awesome! it's really hard to find a decent bagel here in sydney (at least this displaced new yorker thinks so)...i should follow your lead and make them myself!

Anonymous said...

Are these as good as NY bagels? How long did it take to make this from start to finish.

Mom Joan