Friday, November 16, 2018

Egg Bagels for November

This month, Kitchen of the Month, Karen BakingSoda of Bake My Day!, challenged the Babes to make Egg Bagels.  It’s been a long time since I’ve made bagels, so I was looking forward to trying a new recipe.  I kept waiting for the recipe to be posted in a readable format, but finally gave up and requested two of Beth Hensperger’s bread books from the local library, hoping against all odds that the recipe would appear in one of them.  Eureka!  It did!  The book in question is Baking Bread:  Old and New Traditions.

From there, it was smooth sailing.  I made the potato water and let it cool to the right temperature, then assembled all the ingredients.  While the dough was proofing, I turned on the oven and started heating the pot of water.  My oven seems to take forever to get to temperature, and a pot of boiling water takes nearly as long.

When the dough was ready (does this look doubled to you?), so was I.  

The whole process went quickly, and I ended up with a batch of lovely egg bagels that I’ve been nibbling on for the last week.

Karen has posted the recipe with her notes and variations on her website. 

Hope you join us this month!  If you do, send your information to Karen by December 1st to be included in the Buddy roundup.