Sometimes in the kitchen I love to try to make things from scratch that you traditionally buy. Bagels are one such example. I know that you can run to the store or the bagel shop to pick some up, but half the fun of this recipe is trying to make something you’ve never made before. Bagel making takes a bit of time and moderate bread making knowledge, but it really isn’t as hard as you would think. Think of bagel making more as a journey and enjoy the process, plus the end results are delicious. Perfectly chewy little circles of happiness just begging for some butter and jam or cream cheese can’t be bad.
This bagel recipe comes from the King Arthur Flour test kitchen. They did a knock-off Panera bagel recipe and broke it down step by step with pictures and detailed instructions. I highly recommend checking out their post if you are new to bagel making; it was very well written and thorough.
Mmm. This recipe has been a long time coming and now I wish I had some. I’m eating clean for the next two weeks (no sugar, only whole grains, and no processed ingredients) so I might have to play around with a whole wheat version!
Thanks so much for reading. You all are the best. Keep Calm and Bagel On.
Have I convinced you to try your hand a bagel making?!