I’d love to share this recipe, but it’s one of those recipes where I decided to half it and then only halved some of the ingredients and then tried to figure out why it was so dry or wet. I also didn’t have bread flour and so I subbed a combo of all purpose flour and vital wheat gluten. The last problem was that I don’t have a wide pan for boiling the bagels, so I could only do one at a time. Of course I did two at a time, which I think is why they became somewhat misshapen.
HOWEVER, misshapen and flat, they were delicious. Chewy, perfect on the outside and inside. Dave said they were perfect, Luke wanted to know if they were easy enough that I could make them all the time. Jack asked for oatmeal instead. Coincidentally, Jack is grounded.
Not only did I make homemade bagels but I then turned them into bagel supremes – with a fried egg, cheese and a slice of bacon. Stay tuned for round 2 where I figure out a repeatable recipe.