How to Make Bagels – First Attempt at Bagel Making
It’s been a long night trying to set up this blog and this first post. And for some crazy reason, I thought it would be a good idea to add in my first attempt at bagel making too. I think sleep deprivation may have played a role in trying to do three things at the same time. Anyway, it all turned out ‘ok’ because the blog is up, my first post is up, and my first attempt at bagel making turned out pretty well. I wouldn’t say it was a complete success because my first batch turned out like bagel rocks, but the second batch turned out pretty darn good!
Here is the recipe and video I followed: Susan’s Awesome Bagels. I have to say that her video was very helpful. Even though it was a long process, I will definitely try this again.
Below are some pictures of my first attempt at making bagels.
Bagels boiling in salted water. This helps make the outside crust of the bagels, so don’t skip this step.
Bagels on a pizza stone in the oven.
Second batch: almost right. This was the second batch that I baked in the oven. I reduced the cook time to only 16 minutes for fear of creating more jaw breaking bagels and they came out delicious. While it isn’t the nice brown you normally see, the outside had a salty goodness, while the inside was soft and chewy. I will probably try to increase the cook time by a minute or two the next time.
Although my first attempt at bagel making produced lethal weapons, the second attempt was AWESOME sauce! So if you want to try making your own bagels, watch the video and go for it!
Have you tried making your own bagels?