So these bagels are the best I've ever had, and also probably the only fresh ones. Thought I'd share. The lumpy ones had pesto mixed in after the fact, which didn't really turn out that great, but still tasted awesome once baked.
I used a mixture of vital wheat gluten and bread flour instead of high-protein flour for these bagels. Once they were a few days old they got a bit overly chewy without toasting them first.