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Last week I began my trek into the World of Breads...and they say it takes 21 days to make a habit...I started out with croissants, which were so fun and very cathartic, if not as flaky or as big as I hoped they'd be. Today was made for bagels. I can't remember a more rewarding make. I used a recipe that "Luc" had posted and not only are they a hit, you really can't wait for them to cool down. I topped them with sesame, poppy, sea salt and dried garlic and at first I was tempted not to let anyone eat them because they really did look like the ones you get in the deli but my husband and son said "take a picture...we're eating them NOW!" I want to shout it from the roof tops... I MADE BAGELS AND THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL AND TASTE SO MUCH BETTER THAN STORE BOUGHT!!! I am the bagel queen. Well, not really but it's so fun to have made something so good! I always volunteer to make desserts but those days are over!

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