Monday, March 15, 2010

Back from a blogging break with BAGELS to share

Tom and I have recently discovered that homemade bagels are the BEST THING EVER. Bagels fresh out of the oven are far superior to ones purchased in a plastic bag from the store.

We used the bagel recipe from Vegan Brunch which requires a few steps but is easy to put together. The recipe calls for sesame or poppyseeds as toppings, but so far we've explored many different possibilities for flavors.

Our favorites so far:
  • garlic
  • cranberry
  • cinnamon raisin
  • chocolate chunk
  • onion
  • sesame
  • plain
Shaping the bagels can be a little tricky, but we'll be getting a lot more practice at it since we plan to make the recipe regularly from now on. I don't see us buying bagels from the store or even the bakery anymore.

We doubled the batch and have a couple dozen bagels to enjoy. Making them in big batches is great because they are easy to freeze and means that there are even more delicious homemade bagels to enjoy!

Let us know if you come up with any other creative flavor ideas!