The girls and I have talked and talked about making bagels, but I've been afraid that it sounded too complicated for me. Today we took the plunge, with the help of my bread machine, and it was almost as easy as making playdough. I'm going to make a second batch tonight. Yes, the first batch is pretty much gone.
|Twinkle Toes, the chef.|
The chef with her sous-chef. By the way, check out the adorable aprons my grandmother made for the girls.
She also made matching aprons for their American Girl dolls.
What's left of our bagels after Monk, Twinkle Toes, and Measle headed out the door with hands and mouths full of bagel. Twinkle Toes insisted on adding cinnamon sugar topping to half of them.
|Prince and Queen were inspired by my bagel making to roll out some of their own using their red hot cinnamon playdough.|
|Calvin didn't eat a bagel, but he has been enjoying Daddy's homegrown butternut squash, and Mommy's homemade applesauce. He's almost 4 months old and weighs 18 lbs and is 18.25 in long! I bet he'll be eating bagels before long!|
Here's the bagel recipe I used from The Bread Machine Cookbook by Donna Rathmell German.
1 c water
1.5 tbs honey
1 tsp salt
1 c whole wheat flour
2 c bread flour
1.5 tsp yeast
Let the bread machine knead the dough on the dough cycle, but only let rise 20 min in the machine. Divide dough into 12 pieces and roll each into a rope, pressing ends together to make a circle. Let rise on greased cookie sheet 15-20 min only. Boil in 2 in of water in a non-aluminum pan 30 sec on each side then place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 550 for 8 min. (My oven only goes to 500 and they were plenty cooked.)