Life is a Bowl of Bagels!

Making Bagels is an exploration into fine bread making!

Bagels are really not that hard to make. They require a few more steps , but with the help of a
bread machine and the 'dough cycle' , they can be very easy to make! First, find a dough recipe that
 you like and then decide whether or not you want it to be plain or flavored . I like Cinnamon
 Blueberry as my flavorings. I like to soak dried blueberries in a little Tennessee Rye Whiskey first.
You add the flavorings after the second rise.

Boiling the bagels for a minute on a side gives it a  trademark crust as well as a big boost to the
size of the bagel. Using a little whisked egg and water, sprinkling on the seeds of your choice ( sesame )
and baking for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

If I make a sandwich, I will toast the bagel first... very yummy!


Using my standard loaf ( 3 cups of flour), I will
divide the dough into 8 parts, roll into a ball, pat
 flat then using my thumb I will form a recognizable
 Bagel shape.

Placing our bagels on a greased sheet for the
 final rising!

A little salt into the boiling water!

 a minute or so on a side

Paint the bagel with your egg mixture and top with your favorite seeds.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes


Ready to enjoy!



Toasting/grilling the bagel is what they are
 made to do!