Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bagel Making

One Saturday we tried a new experiment in cooking, the home-made bagel. The dough was pretty standard bread dough made by our faithful servant, the bread machine. Then we had to shape it like doughnuts, which was fun for the kids. Basically you poke your finger through a lump of dough and spin it around to make a bagel. Don't spin too hard or you might wind up with rim pizza.

Raw product

The next stage was boiling the dough. We had a pot ready but it could only take two or three bagels at a time. The kids were fascinated by fishing them in and out of the boiling water.

Setting the timer for the boiling bagels

After coming out and cooling a little, the kids did the next step, putting a little raw egg glaze on the bagels so they would have that nice, chewy exterior.

L is careful

Children are care-free!

Then we put seeds on some of the bagels. We had sesame and poppy seeds.

Goopy fingers!

Ready for the oven

After baking, they came out looking okay.

Finished product

Some of the bagels seemed a little doughy in the middle. The whole process is more work than it's worth. According to the foreman (Mommy), we won't be making them anymore!

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