Tuesday, May 11, 2010


My breadmaking ventures have now branched out to bagels.  I wish I had known earlier how simple they are to make!  Each week before heading off to the Farmer's Market I put together a batch and pop them in the oven to proof.  By the time I return from the market the bagels are ready to shape, boil and bake.  Alltogether they only take about 2 hours until good eats.
Our favorite flavor is Everything Bagels and I mix up my own everything mix using 2 tbsp each of the following: Dried garlic flakes, dried onion flakes, toasted sesame seeds, poppy seeds, kosher salt, and then I add a couple grinds of black pepper to the mix.  Stir it up and top bagels before baking...delicious!
Here's a simple bagel recipe to try for your first venture: http://hubpages.com/hub/Homemade_bagel_recipe_Make_great_nadrolled_water_bagels__its_as_easy_as_baking_a_loaf_of_bread
Bring on the cream cheese and have a great start to your weekend!