Tuesday, April 20, 2010

making bagels

Mondays I tend to be really productive - I surprise myself sometimes. Yesterday was no exception. I got through a bunch of email and paperwork that needed my attention, washed all the sheets in the house, packaged up orders for the shop, and then decided to make bagels before working in the garden. I've been wanting to make them for some time now. I used the recipe found in artisan bread in five minutes a day; I plan to buy healthy bread in five minutes a day and make the whole grain version next. It took about a minute to mix the dough, then it rises for a couple of hours. After that it took about 30 minutes all told to complete them - 10 minutes or so of shaping and boiling them (very easy, even though it sounds daunting) and then 20 minutes of baking time. I brought them still warm to my boys for an after-school snack, much to their surprise and delight.

Have you tried anything new in your kitchen lately?

12 comments:

Ina in Alaska said...

Wow! Your bagels look delish...I have not tried any new recipes but would love to spend more time doing so! Have been so busy recently.... xoxo

Joyce said...

They look perfect- How fast can I get one as I run out the door? Enjoy my friend. xo

Kwana said...

Wow Whee! You are amazing!

Francesca said...

I love bagels, and I'm delighted to know that they can easily be made at home! About the something "new in my kitchen", on my table is a bottle of a new blend of red wine a friend just gave me to try, it's tough to have friends in the winemaking business sometimes:)

Barbara said...

Your bagels look delish, Lecia! I bet the boys loved them.

I worked last week on a gluten-free lemon cake (which I posted yesterday) and ended up preferring the non-gluten free version! Oh well.

This week I am waiting for a delivery from D'Artagnan of confit of duck legs and then I am going to try Kate's (from her Serendipity blog) lentil and duck tart. It looked divine.

KPiep said...

You know...I have that book, but have never used it....that needs to change!

I made parsnip fries last night. They were so delicious that my husband and I chowed down the entire batch!

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

That is the recipe I want to try, too Lecia. Yours look beautiful! You can get the Healthy Bread... version here:
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-Food/Healthy-Bread-No-Knead-Bread-Recipes.aspx

Nicola

Jessica said...

I've had my eyes on bagel making for some time now---I think the moment is now!

jenny said...

I love making bagels! You've inspired me. I think I'll do it later this week. As for anything new... ugh. Aside from the grilled pizza, not really!

heidi said...

Those look like NYC bagels! YUM.

Miriam said...

Your bagels look scrumptious, and I am particular about bagels. Aaron won a blue ribbon at the island county fair for bagels last year.
Which reminds me to start thinking about this years entries.
The kids took over the potsticker and spring roll wrapping, while I worked, which is new.

Miriam

Beth said...

I *love* ABin5 and Healthy Bread even more! I highly recommend it. Those bagels look seriously professional. I really want to make the Indian Spiced Whole Wheat Donuts from Healthy Bread, but haven't gotten the guts up yet to try deep frying.