Bagels

Ok I know I’m a week late posting this, but since I had friends in town and since they make up almost 50% of my dedicated readership then I believe I should get a pass for not being able to find the time. Anyways, we made bagels last week. When I realized that it was bagel week I had two thoughts. One was that I don’t really like bagels and the second was that my poor mixer might not survive the bagel dough.

Luckily I have some cool friends with a cooler Kitchen Aid and they let me borrow it. So off we went on bagel making (along with pies and truffles and cakes!) and as for my first thought the bagels were amazing. These were chewy and moist and can we talk about cinnamon streusel topping. AMAZING that is all. So enjoy the pictures and remember if you want the recipe then let me know.

Pre-ferment getting ready to rise

Pre-ferment getting ready to rise

After rising and getting little more yeast.

After rising and getting little more yeast.

Adding the ingredients to the sponge

Adding the ingredients to the sponge

Action shot for the mixer.

Action shot for the mixer.

Oops...this is actually the action shot.

Oops...this is actually the action shot.

Caroline loving on the bagel dough.

C loving on the bagel dough.

Shaping the bagels.

Shaping the bagels.

Divided dough getting ready to rise.

Divided dough getting ready to rise.

Bagels getting ready to sit in the fridge for a while.

Bagels getting ready to sit in the fridge for a while.

Performing the float test to make sure the bagels have risen properly.

Performing the float test to make sure the bagels have risen properly.

Artsy bagel photo op

Artsy bagel photo op

Waiting to be boiled.

Waiting to be boiled.

The boiling and baking process was a bit hectic and warm so we didn’t get any pictures but here is the water after all the bagel were boiled.

Ummm...it looked and smelled like we might be going for our own beer.

Ummm...it looked and smelled like we might be going for our own beer.

Braving the 500 degree oven for the sake of the BBA Challenge.

Braving the 500 degree oven for the sake of the BBA Challenge.

Freshly baked cinnamon crunch bagels.

Freshly baked cinnamon crunch bagels.

All the bagels ready to be eaten.

All the bagels ready to be eaten.

The bread for this week is brioche so get ready.

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2 responses to “Bagels

  1. mylifebydesign

    ohhhh bagels. joey was upset we didn’t bring him any cinnamon streusel..haha

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