Saturday, May 30, 2009

Bagels or Bagel Chips?

Happy Saturday everyone. Today while home with my son. We decided that we were going to start a "To DO List". Things that we would like to make and post on the blog.
While chatting my son decided that he wanted to try and make bagels. Yes bagels. I mean couldn't he have chosen something a little more simple. I mean I have eaten a lot of bagels in my day and I tell you they have to be tricky is what I am thinking cause they never taste the same.
Well this was what he wanted to do and since he is my baking partner. I had to come to a compromise. Did I mention he is only 12. Yes but well on his way to becoming a chef someday.
4 cups of flour
1 1/2 cup of warm water
1 packet of dry active yeast
3 tbsp. of sugar
1 tbsp. of salt

4 cups of all purpose flour and 1 tbsp of salt

1 packet of dry active yeast and 3 tbsp of sugar

1 1/2 cup of warm water

Add yeast to warm water

Add sugar to the water and and yeast

Start adding the flour and mix. The mix will start to become thick and you will need to change to a spatula.

As you see the more flour you add the mix starts getting thick and you will need to use your hands to mix well.

(Sorry forgot the picture) Let dough sit for 20 minutes after well mixed
Now the original recipe called for cutting the dough and rolling into logs and making into bagel shapes. I Figured I would try and use a cookie cutter. I think it would have worked out great. But I do not think the dough raised as much as it should have.

After you make your bagels. You will need to simmer them in water for about 7 minutes.
Then lay them to dry while the oven is preheating on 350 degrees.
After they dry place them on a greased cookie sheet and bake in oven from 30-45 minutes depending on the thickness and size of your bagels. When you see them turning brown I would pull out.
So from a mistake that was made. I ended up with two different types of bagels. The one made with the cookie cutter was basically turned into bagel chips. They came out nice and crispy like a bread stick but tasted like a bagel.

Bagel Chips

I do plan to work on this recipe and perfect it. When I do I will then re post. So that we can all make great fresh homemade bagels. If you have any bagel stories please leave me a comment. I would love to hear about them good or bad. You might know something I missed out on.


  1. The traditional bagels still take the cake against the chips. Well, we like bagels the way they are. Chips may sound fun, but nothing beats having old-school bagels for breakfast. :)


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