Tuesday, October 16, 2012

TWD- Bagels

This week was one of those "Yes! I made that" moments.  Bagels are something I had never attempted prior to this week and really thought it was over my skill level.  That's what's great about Tuesdays with Dorie; trying things you might never try otherwise.

I thought the instructions for this recipe were great.  I used all bread flour because that's what I had on hand and I wouldn't change it.  For the boiling part, I did 90 seconds first and then 60 seconds after the flip and again I thought that worked out great.  My topping was coarse sea salt and it gave the bagels a taste almost like a soft pretzel. 

Boiling them - 90 seconds, then 60 seconds


I finished these up around 5:30 pm.  I had no intention of using them for dinner, but when I saw how great they turned out, I called my husband and told him to stop at the store and get some roast beef and Havarti cheese.  We had bagel sandwiches for dinner and everyone loved them.

I can't wait to make these again, but try flavors like cinnamon raisin or asiago cheese.  You know all the flavors that are tempting at Panera and Einstein Bagels.












6 comments:

Cathleen said...

Wonderful looking bagels! I haven't had a roast beef sandwich in ages. Great choice for these bagels.

spike said...

Sounds like an awesome dinner!

smarkies said...

Hahaha! Well done! This week was also a "yes, one thing off the list" moment for me too. :)

Kate said...

I had that same feeling of "success"! I really did think they would be far more complicated to bake than they were!

Sweet and That's it said...

This was my first time I ever tasted and baked bagels... I loved them and I love bretzel ('cause in Switzerland we do write them with a b. I have to make som research and see why there's a pretzel and a bretzel :-)

Your bagel looks great! Have fun when you bake them again.

Cher Rockwell said...

Love it when things work out so well like this :-)
I bet those sandwiches were super.