Sunday, May 31, 2009
Bagels, baby. I so dearly love them. This recipe is fantastic and I can't wait to try it again and make a sweet version. The book gives directions for making a sweeter dough to make a cinnamon raisin bagel so I plan to work from that to make my favorite type of bagel - no shocker here - the chocolate chip bagel!
The dough was silky and beautiful to work with. I am very grateful that I have a KA Pro stand mixer because it got a serious workout with this dough, but it did the job beautifully! I know my smaller KA wouldn't have stood a chance.
I made 12 large bagels and topped some with poppy seeds, some with sesame seeds and some with a little sprinkle of kosher salt. I also left a few plain. We ate these plain and hubs even took some bagel sandwiches (ham and cheese) to work for his lunches and loved them.
Make sure to visit the Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge page to visit the rest of the bakers and see how their bagels turned out!
To my Sweet Melissa Sunday's peeps - sorry I am missing the challenge today. I tried to make the pastry cream, which failed miserably and had to be thrown out. I didn't even get to make the dough yet, but I do hope to try making the Bee Stings in the future. Jaime made it through the problems though so you should check out how she did!