March 29, 2010 | 9 Comments »
Shortly after moving to the great Midwest, Juan said to me “You know what I find to be weird? You can’t find any fresh bagels around here. ANYWHERE!” I made it a point to look for them in every store, market, whatever. He’s right. NO fresh bagels anywhere. Now I’m not a big bagel person, but he is. So last night I did some online searching for a good bagel recipe and ended up making some myself.
This is the recipe I used. Of course I left out the egg. That’s about the only change I made. It was a pretty easy recipe to follow. I made 6 plain and 6 cinnamon raisin. They’re not the prettiest looking bagels, but they sure did taste good. Most importantly Juan was VERY happy with them. I’m thinking of making some more tomorrow night so that he can take them into work for breakfast the following morning.
Now that I know how to make bagels I plan to experiment like crazy. Back in Rhode Island there was this little bagel shop that made SO many different types of bagels. One of my favorites was the strawberry. I’d love to try making one of those. Oh, and a blueberry! Yes! Blueberry!
Have you ever made bagels? What is your favorite kind of bagel?