Wednesday, January 26, 2011
If you ever read any of my posts- you know I've been wanting to make bagels for some time. Bagels are pretty much the best breakfast ever. They remind me of my coffee shop days, where I worked and ate tasty bagels. Cinnamon sugar bagels were the best, followed by the Everything bagel. Yum.
And recently, Jason and I became hooked on these Everything bagels from this coffee shop/laundromat near our place. They are like the best Everything bagels ever. Their coffee is awful, and their service is a little creepy (think a little indie coffee shop that has an air of awkwardness)- so I thought why not make my own bagels and cut out the weekly awkwardly trip.
But then I became obsessed with finding just the right recipe- all the good ones required starting a night before, which to me, is just too much time. Haha, I want a good bagel and I'm willing to work a little for it, but starting the night before and two pages of instructions- no thank you! So I settled on this recipe that I found by googling. The pics looked good and the instructions looked much less complicated than everything else I was finding.
The result: bagels that were a bit on the smaller side, but pretty much a good everything bagel. I think they really needed to bake longer or at a higher temperature to get that golden brown bagel look, but all-in-all, not bad for a first time bagel baker.
Rest assured, this won't be the last you hear of me on bagel baking. For now, go to Baking Bites and follow her recipe. I'll adapt and post one here after one more time of attempting this breakfast treats.