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Forgot to add ingredient!!!!!

JuneHawk's picture
JuneHawk

Forgot to add ingredient!!!!!

My mixer is currently kneading a half batch of Peter Reinhart's bagels from BBA, which I have made before, and I just realized I forgot to add the malt powder/honey/brown sugar.  I figured it was too late to add so I just let it keep kneading.  This may sound like a stupid question but, what can I expect these bagels to be like?  I'm gonna bake then and see what happens; maybe it will all be ok.  Any thoughts?

 

June 

Floydm's picture
Floydm

It is a small amount... I'm sure they'll be fine, though perhaps a little less authentic.

JERSK's picture
JERSK

  They'll be a little pale , but should taste fine. Those ingredients , I believe, are used mostly for browning and just a little sweetness. As long as you have at least flour, yeast and liquid in your breads you should come up with something edible.

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JuneHawk

Just had the first bagel, it tasted great!

 

June