I made bagels!

Screen shot 2013-08-18 at 5.56.30 AMEarlier in the week, my buddy Elysse took me to a bagel and pretzel-making class!!! It was kind of amazing. We got to take home the dough we made and have our way with it.

I can’t say that mine turned out as beautiful as the ones in class, but, you know me, I’m a disaster in the kitchen!

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The up side and the down side of making bagels, is that there is some time to kill while waiting for dough to rest at various stages, so I made bagels while writing a crochet pattern. (I will have created 3 new items/patterns in 7 days! Eep! You will see them eventually!)

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I don’t feel right about posting our teacher’s recipe on my blog, so here is one from A Beautiful Mess to get you started. Some of our ingredients are different, and some of the resting times and the oven temperature are different, but I’m sure there are a million ways to make bagels, and you will find your own bagel-groove as well.

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My bagel-groove involved setting off the smoke alarm at 5 in the morning. (Too steamy during the bagel-boiling!)

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My bagel-groove will probably also never involve a digital kitchen scale, and our teacher was pretty insistent about those, but I’m guessing I’ll still get along okay.

Screen shot 2013-08-18 at 5.56.08 AMHave you ever tried to make your own bagels before? It’s actually not too overwhelming! I wonder what will happen when I try to add crazy stuff in them like chocolate chips or CHEESE!



8 Comments on “I made bagels!”

  • Sami


    These look perfect!!

    • Thank you!!! They are kinda lumpy, but the taste good!

  • Cait


    mmm… they look great! homemade bagels are the best but I only make them for special occasions because they take FOR-EV-ER. most of the time it’s worth it just to say “I made these!”

    • I like that the actual boil/bake time is short. It is the dough that takes forever, tho!!! But it’s kinda relaxing. Lots of down time!

  • Sapphire


    You’re still far better than me at making food, forever wishing i had cooking skills :’)

  • Ilaria


    WoW- they look super yummy!! I would like to bake Bretzeln but I can’t find the ingredient that colours them in brown (NaOH ^^) …

  • kimmi


    The closest thing to making a bagel I ever did was make a pretzel roll. Similar procedure with the boiling, so maybe I’ll try bagels sometime! A panera cinnamon crunch replica would be aweeeeesoooooomeeee

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