Monday, October 13, 2008

Bagels



It's day 13 of Vegan Mofo and I have another recipe success from a fellow blogger. I have never made bagels before because for some reason I thought it would be an overly complicated process. Turns out bagels are easy to make and I thought the process was fun. You can find the complete recipe that I used here.

Step 1: Add ingredients to your bread maker and activate "dough cycle". I added some raisins for fun but no cinnamon because I am rationing cinnamon. Yes, you read that right... I am rationing spices. For the most part our food budget has not been too affected by increasing food costs because we are eating less packaged food and more whole foods. However, a walk down the spice isle showed me that we were not immune from every price increase. Plus our grocery store sells all their spices for 1/2 price for the month of November, so I am trying to wait it out!


Step 2: After the dough cycle finishes, separate the dough into 6 balls and roll each ball into a bagel shape:


Step 3: Boil each bagel in water for 2 minutes. I thought this picture was pretty cool- the bagels get all fluffed up while they are boiling.


Step 4:Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.


These bagels were delicious! They were easily as good as any store-bought bagel I have ever eaten and they were so easy to make. This is now officially my go-to bagel recipe.

11 comments:

Greensky said...

These were GREAT. I highly recommend them. :D

Kelly said...

Those look delicious. I too was amazed at how easy bagels were to make. That's too bad about the spices. I love cinnamon so I would hate to have to ration it. Not sure where you live but I tend to rely on Penzey's, which is often far cheaper than my grocery store and higher in quality.

just me said...

wow, those look delish!!! i wish i had the patience for bread recipes!

River said...

Yummy!! Bagels rock! And yours look amazing! I love the step by step pictures!
Thank you for all your sweet comments! :)

Bianca said...

I've been wanting to try to make my own bagels. Do you have to have a bread maker? I don't have one, but I'm willing to knead.

Zoey said...

Hi Bianca,

I do have a bread maker and it makes a world of difference for me because when I knead bread with my hands nothing works out right.

I am sure that you could do traditional bread kneading/ rising with this recipe and it would still work out great!

Oh- and I went to the grocery store today and they had bulk cinnamon on sale. I got 2 containers worth for 50 cents so the cinnamon rationing is over! Hooray!

Tara said...

I'm so impressed! They look yummy!

Veg-a-Nut said...

I love MoFo! It gives us so many great ideas and recipes! These are awesome!

For the Love of Guava said...

mm... I'm always so tempted to make bagels but never quite get ambitious enough to do it... I'll have to give it a whirl!

sweetpotato said...

Yum! They look delicious. I've never made bagels before, I always thought it'd be so hard. It looks pretty easy!

Sanja said...

Looks good!