I made bagels. BAGELS! I know, right? And everything bagels at that (everybody knows they are the best kind). They seem so mythical and difficult and well, just not something you do at home. But let me tell you, it’s all a lie.
Bakeries want you to think that so you go and buy them. Forget that. If you have 2 1/2 hours and a few staple pantry items, you have homemade bagels. And all the angels will sing and your family will bow down.
Your toddler will scream that all she wants is BAGELS for lunch when the dough is still rising. You’ll bake them while she’s napping and rip into one and only feel slightly guilty.
I haven’t visited my Top 100 list in quite some time so I thought this would be a good one to finally try and knock off the list. I went to one of my very favorite blogs, Sally’s Baking Addiction, to learn the craft of bagel making.
These everything bagels have a perfect golden, chewy exterior and soft, bready insides. Poppy seeds, sesame seeds, course salt, garlic and onion are mixed together and used to completely coat these bad boys.
So, this batch makes 8 bagels…and they disappeared within a day. Ooops. But, we did use them to make sandwiches for dinner then ate the rest for breakfast the next morning. So needless to say, if you want bagels for a few days you might want to double the recipe. I know I will in the future, especially since any that you didn’t eat in the first few days can be frozen for future use.
How rock star would you be if you could just grab a homemade bagel out of the freezer for breakfast on a busy morning? Oh you had cereal for breakfast? I had a HOMEMADE bagel. Your coworkers and friends will be jealous. If you were super nice, you could bring in the extra batch for them even. Then you’ll be there favorite.
The recipe is included below but if you want a the full tutorial with great pictures of the process, make sure to hop over to Sally’s blog. Now I can’t wait to make my other favorite bagel flavor, cinnamon crunch (from Panera of course).
Grab the recipe for these delicious bagels HERE.