Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Homemade Bagels: How to really appreciate Noah's (and even Safeway)

Whoa...just figured out a waaaay better way to put pictures in! Nice. Okay, so bagels are pretty much my favorite breakfast.  So I thought - homemade bagels - must be even better, right? And I am ashamed to admit, on a night at home, I would rather try making bagels so I can have one the next day than just driving the .5 miles to Safeway and buying some.
 Also, I've been experimenting more with bread and such lately and my bread machine book had bagels. So I was interested in trying.
Turns out bagels are a ton of work. Rising. Water treatment. Burning fingers handling boiling hot bagels. Dipping. Geez.
 Finished product. Flat. Not too dry. Only ate them for 2 days. Trashed the rest. Couldn't love them like official bagels.
Tried again one more time, because I don't give up easily. Results were not improved. Verdict: buy bagels at the store. :(


Emily said...

I've got a great bagel recipe if you're game to try one more time. They are WAY better than safeway bagels. They're almost as good as Noah bagels. Seriously.

Adventurous Twenty-Something said...

First time commenter, long time reader. If you have a stand mixer you must try again with this recipe: Day 1

Day 2

Delicious homemade bagels everytime and minimal work.

Paige said...

Hahaha! I was just going to tell you my sweet friend makes amazing bagels, but looks like she already commented (adventurous twenty-something). Good luck!