On a Saturday a few weeks ago I was bored. So I decided to do what I do everytime I get bored---bake. I wanted to bake something that would take a while so that I would be able to enjoy the process. Bagels, which are my favorite breakfast item, are very time consuming, they have four steps. First you mix the ingrediants together,
Then you let them rise and then shape them. I've made them twice now and I still haven't gottten the hang of shaping. I wanted them to be perfectly smooth but they didn't, they still tasted the same!:)
You then broil them in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
You then place them in a dutch oven that has simmering water in it. You let them float in it for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. You then take them out and let them drain on paper towels.
Then you place them on a baking sheet and bake them for 25 to 30 minutes depending on how hot your oven gets.
These are all pictures of the different flavors I made. The original, herb, and (my favorite) cinnamon sugar. These take about three hours in all to make, by the time your through you just want to get out of the kitchen! These are really good, even using whole wheat flour, so if you LOVE bagels give them a try! I realize that I didn't post the actual recipe, no ingrediants or their measurments, but I'm in a bit of a hurry so I will post them at a later time!;) It took me a good while to edit all the pics and download them to the post. Sometimes I feel wierd about editing the pictures I've taken of the food I make because you feel like they look better in the picture than in reality! Is that wierd of me or do others suffer from those strange feelings? LOL :D Anyway, they really were good and looked pretty good too! Don't you love it when something turns out good the first time?
Levi refered to them as "doughnuts", I let him believe they were.:)