We love bagels and I’ve often thought about making them but never have. Recently a blog reader asked me if I had made bagels and I told her I had not but would love to try it and asked if she would share her recipe. She did but I didn’t ask her permission to share it here so I’m going to share a website I found that is very similar and has mostly the same instructions she gave me, though she didn’t mention the burlap covered “bagel board” and I didn’t have a bagel board and mine turned out fine. I also didn’t have the barley malt syrup and my recipe used 2 Tablespoons sugar and I didn’t use the bread machine but did mine all by hand.
They were quite surprisingly easy to make. I should have mashed mine flatter and made the hole bigger because once they rose and baked, they were kinda fat and the hole was almost non-existent.
They were very good and tasted like bagels. I’m going to make more and add cinnamon and raisins to some of them.