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.


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.