I’ve always wanted to try making bagels; the thought that you have to boil them before baking always fascinated me. When the theme for this month’s blogging came up as lunch ideas, I decided ‘why not’ and went online to find me a recipe.
Making them was surprisingly easy. The dough was a lot stiffer and drier than normal bread dough, but worked fantastically. My favourite part of the whole process was boiling them and putting toppings on them; they looked like large round dumplings and it was surprising how well the dough responded by puffing up; very satisfying!
For lunches they are great, they go well with any toppings and are way yummier than just plain old toast. After doing the big bake-off, I put what was left after being ravaged by hungry engineers into bags and froze them down. I’m still benefitting from it, getting them out for snacks or lunch, defrosting them in the microwave for a minute, toasting them and then applying whatever topping strikes the mood.