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Snyder bagel baking - Next Generation

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dmsnyder

Snyder bagel baking - Next Generation

These photos were e-mailed to me and Glenn. My younger son, Joel - father of Naomi and Sasha, made Montreal bagels from the formula in ITJB this weekend. He must have had excellent shaping instruction from his daughters. They look better than most of mine.

David

 

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Mebake

You should be a proud, happy Grandpa, David!

Could you bake a bagel with 12.5% ptotein flour?

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dmsnyder

I am proud of Joel's bagels. Now to get him into sourdough baking. ;-)

You can certainly make bagels with bread flour. They would just be less chewy. You could compensate by boiling them a bit longer. This would increase the chewiness. "A bit longer" might be 45 seconds on each side. Just a guess.

David

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Mebake

Thanks David!

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dabrownman

thing your sin takes instruction so well from you grand kids as they do from you.  Lovely looking breakfast and bagels.

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dmsnyder

Yes. Both girls are very good at giving instructions.

For example, about 6 months ago, we were visiting them, and 3 y/o Sasha wanted a (rather large) cookie for her bedtime snack. Joel told her she couldn't have one, because it was too big. Sasha's reply was, "Then rip it apart!" She got her half cookie.

David

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dabrownman

if I could type or read it afterward for typos.  Sin should have been son and you should have been your.   Rip it apart for half is a wise choice over none at all - you have to love compromise.

I told my daughter when she was younger that her Daddy was older than most kids Daddies and that my brain was full as a result.  I went o to say that in order for me to remember something new, I had to forget something stored in my brain.  But I didn't have any control over what was forgotten in order to remember the new stuff..  I told her not to worry and if I ever forgot her name or that she was  my daughter, she should tell me again and I would forget something else.

She quickly said 'Daddy you just need a new brain.' 

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LindyD

Don't you wish you could have peeked in while Naomi was instructing her dad on proper bagel shaping?   Smile time.

I've read that Montreal bagels contain no salt.  Is that correct?  

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dmsnyder

I wish the whole process had been videotaped!

I have no personal knowledge of Montreal bagels other than having had one once in Montreal. According to ITJB, they do not have salt. The whole process is designed to minimize the mix to bake time, and salt would slow down fermentation.

David