Monday, November 19, 2007

Annnnd more bread!

What do you call someone who is just a little bit Jew if the full-blown Jews have already claimed "Jewish"? I need to know because these bagels turned out so wonderfully that I'm convinced I'm slightly Jewish. Here's the documentation of the process:

First, boil water. While water is boiling, preheat oven to 500 degrees. My recipe states that the bagels should be boiled for one minute on each side (they float, you see, it's thrilling!) but for extra chewy ones you should go for 2 minutes. I split the difference and hoped for the best.













Next, top the bagels with, in my case, sesame seeds. I love sesame seeds and it turns out they're good for your teeth. This is great news, I think I have a few stuck in my teeth right now.














Once topped, you stick the bagels in the oven for a total of 10 minutes and voila! Bagels.














The quality assurance department approved them and I took most of them to work with me because let's face it, fresh bread just doesn't last long.

Yes, mom, I can make these over Thanksgiving if you'd like to have them in addition to the whole wheat rolls, herbed baguette and sour cream coffee cake.

11 comments:

The Plaid Sheep said...

They look very tasty. Sesame is my favorite too. Did you put some sugar in the boiling water? It makes the crust crispier.

Epiphany Alone said...

Oh my gosh those look good.

Kicking N. Screaming said...

Thanks, Sheep! I didn't and my only complaint was the lack of crispiness on the crust. You rock.

Epiphany, if I thought they'd ship well I'd send some. You'll have to come visit. :)

jdrueke said...

I can never eat a store-bought bagel again. They were AWESOME.

FlapScrap said...

Dear Jewishish,

Can you make those bagels into funny shapes at all?

Kicking N. Screaming said...

Not unless rounds' funneh

*pab said...

Are you taking orders yet?? I want one of everything you plan to make for your mama. This stuff looks AWESOME!

karen said...

I am now having a complete bagel craving! Since Chris is at work, it's probably going to go unresolved...even I can't picture how many WMPs I might get for leaving my kids on their own (even in bed) while I run out to satisfy a bagel craving!

Kicking N. Screaming said...

Surely you'd share those WME points with me, since I caused said craving? I'm the Pusher Man!

Nai said...

All I want to know is, are you sure you're in the right job?

I've tasted these, and they were lovely!

Anni said...

I want some! Wow, they look amazing. It's very hard to find just the right bagel....