Monday, June 15, 2009

BBA Challenge: Bagels

Bagels. I love bagels. Bagels are one of those foods that never occurred to me to attempt to make at home. Until I started following food blogs, that is. I saw them on so many blogs, and they were all so perfect and bagel-like, I was determined to try my hand at them. 

Thank goodness they're in the Bread Baker's Apprentice, because without the commitment to bake every recipe from the book, I might not have gotten around to baking them for a very long time. That would have been a real shame, because these bagels are amazing. 

They are by far the best I've ever had. My husband even loved them, and he's never met a bagel he loved. They were light and flavorful, really fun to make - though a little time consuming, just chewy enough, and not at all dry or tough. Better than I ever thought a bagel could be, and I love bagels. 

I know I will make these over and over again, and can't wait to try different flavors - this time I kept it simple with sesame seed - my favorite, and plain. 

The recipe for these fabulous bagels can be found in The Bread Baker's Apprentice. 


  1. I adore a good bagel on the weekends. Could eat them every day but my pants can't handle the weight I would gain:) I need to have a look at the recipe because I have never made homemade bagels. Since you said they were better then you ever thought a bagel could be I need to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Sarah! I'm adding your post to the Slow & Steady BBA Challenge Bagel Roundup (whew, that's a mouthful!) It should post within the next several days. On Twitter, I'm @nancyo


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