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Sourdough Bagels

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February 23, 2007 - 3:22pm -- pebbles

After more months than I want to admit, I finally made the bagel I have been aiming for - the ones I remember from long ago. This was a long learning curve as I never baked bread before. I tried an untold number of recipes but there always seemed to be something missing. I switched to no-knead bread, english muffins and experimenting with sourdough which ultimately lead to a bagel I am happy with. Especially as I made these in a cabin with no running water, with temps of -36 outside to haul water!




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The basic recipe is from this wonderful site:


I baked on wet burlap-covered wood boards, then on a baking stone- still playing around with temps and times.


Oh, yes they are chewy- but not like hockey pucks- and thank you!