April 8, 2008

Homemade Bagels, what??



I never imagined myself making bagels from scratch, but that was the project I took on this evening! It all started on Sunday...I really like bread, so I decided it was time I learn to make it from scratch. Don't get me wrong, my bread machine is nice to have around, but fresh bread made by hand is amazing. So I made my first wheat bread on Sunday, which came out well. Today was bagels, which was easier than I imagined it would be. I can't get a beautiful round bagel every time, but I'm sure that could come with practice. I found this recipe online, but next time I make them I'll need to experiment with some fillings and toppings! Sesame seeds seemed easy enough for this time around.

Next episode: I see Smore's Brownies on the horizon! :o) What did you cook today?

4 comments:

Elyse said...

Wow! I'm very impressed with your culinary talents :o) These bagels look both yummy and beautiful. Well done love!

Jaime said...

Nice job! They look like real bakery bagels. Yum, were they really easier to make than you thought? I had thought about making some for Fin at some point, maybe you can show me!

Art said...

Very nice Amanda! Looks like you're doing good.... If you have a Joy of cooking book try using a sponge to rise the dough. It makes for a really well developed bread flavor..

Emma said...

they are GORGEOUS manda! gimme! will you be trying with lowfat ones as well?