|Beautiful bagels with cream cheese…fresh from the oven|
So here I was in Florida! It’s 5:15 a.m., the sun is just coming up over the Gulf, and I’m baking bagels!! I was seriously thinking of skipping this one but, I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making this wonderful bread!
|The sun coming up over the beautiful Gulf at 5:15 in the morning|
That brings us to this morning. After I had my first cup of tea, I pulled out the Baking with Julia Book, along with the dough, and started the process of bagel baking. First, I divided the dough in half. I then cut one half into five pieces and placed the other half back into the fridge. Shaping the bagels was a bit confusing for me; until I reread the directions for a second time. Once I had that process down, the rest went quite well. Filling a pot with enough water for a boiling water bath, I added sugar and baking soda to the pot. I then dropped the shaped bagels into the water bath for a minute on each side. When removed from the water bath, I placed them on a towel to drain. It was then time to place them on the baking sheet, brush with an egg white wash, sprinkle with toppings and bake!
These were incredible! My husband and I both enjoyed them for breakfast! What could be better than fresh baked bagels from the oven? The start to a wonderful day! Happy Tuesday everyone!
Todays recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie, was by contributing baker Lauren Groveman. You might want to check out this video on PBS, where you can see Lauren Groveman and Julia making these bagels. Our host this week is Heather of Heather Byte´s where you can find the complete recipe.
|Sesame seeds, kosher salt, cornmeal and a wonderful sesame seed blend|
|Shaping the bagels…getting them ready for a water bath|
|The water bath…1 minute on each side|
|Placed on a baking sheet and ready for the oven. Oven is preheated to 500〫|
then turned down to 450〫….throwing a few ice cubes and ¼ cup of water onto the oven floor to promote steam.
|Wonderfully delicious bagels…not bad for a first try!|
|I can’t wait to give these another try…now that I’ve got the process down….I see a cinnamon-raisin bagel in my future!|