Today’s recipe was bagels…
It was from ‘Crusts: The Ultimate Baker’s Book’
I was in the mood to try something new. And let’s be honest bagels are awesome!!
So I forgot to take pictures of the dough…but I used the mixer of awesomeness!!! It sadly did not like the dough though…
Our mixer is only four years old. It shouldn’t be dying.
So it actually looks okay.
I’ll layout the process I’ve already done. -mix dough in mixer until ball is formed.
-roll the ball of dough on a cutting board with a light dusting of flour.
-divide ball into 12 pieces. (I miscounted and cut 14)🤪
-roll into hotdog shapes and form bagels.
-put a light dusting of cornmeal on pan and place bagels on top. Let the bagels chill in fridge overnight.
-… imagine the corny elevator music…
-next let bagels sit in room temp for 2 hours to let puff up.
Now the next picture!
I didn’t realize you have to put them in boiling water for about 1 min. It makes sense, but when they came out of the water they looked really bumpy and were super slippery. I dropped them upside down a few times!
Speaking of bumpy. It reminded me of a toy we had in my childhood. I don’t remember the name but it was a figurine that had stretchy limbs…so you could make him punch himself. But his skin was similar to the bumpiness. Strange… back on topic…
I should say, at this moment I was worried. I was worried it was going to be another failure. Normally I don’t worry but when you put days into something you really hope it works well. But to stay positive…if they come out hard as rocks, like the first time I made biscuits, I will just take them outside and have a bagel fight with Elizabeth!
Now relax! 🙂 they came out better than I expected!!
Awesomeness!! They are a little crispy on the bottom but they are still soft enough to eat!!
If I keep this up I will never buy anything ever again. Which saves money and I gain experience. A win win. The hubby will be happy. So an extra win!
I love just plain bagels. They are delicious to me!!
Elizabeth took a bite of daddy’s and made the best disgusted face. It was priceless. Almost like her gramma experiencing lobster. So she proceeded to steal mine. At least I have 12 others to choose from.
Look like photo: 9. Just because I think I need to cook it less time. Meaning I will be trying again.
Taste: 9. Again just because I need to adjust my cooking time. By 5min? We will see.
Easiness: 7. It wasn’t too hard but just since it was a two day process you have to make sure to have space in your fridge. That might have been the hardest part, rearranging the fridge. 😂
Well enjoy your Tuesday!! Maybe have a bagel! 🥯