My Homemade Bagel Boards
The lack of bagel boards kept me from tackling bagels, so I decided to make my own bagel boards.
Have a look at the video below.
They're nothing fancy, but they work rather well for a home oven.
Homemade bagel boards.
The board is 14 x 6 x 1" redwood (4 will fit in a home oven).
The heavy duty linen is from art supply store (just heavy duty canvas I've used for years for couche, etc.).
Everything else (screws, handles, etc.) are from Home Depot, where I also bought the board (and had it cut to spec for free).
I soak the boards/linen before putting raw bagels onto the boards; then, into the oven they (the boards with raw bagels) go.
The large handle makes it easy to flip the bagels off the board (onto the baking stone) after a few minutes of baking, a task made more challenging because of large oven mitts.
I would have preferred 5" width, but Home Depot only has 6" redwood (and wouldn't cut it lengthwise).
The upshot is that, now, I can make gigantic bagels.
When the linen needs to be replaced, it's a simple matter of unscrewing the screws, removing the old linen, cutting a new piece, and attaching it to the board with the screws.