Has anyone got a recipe for Montreal Bagels that isn't Marcy Goldman's?
I've been using the recipe from Bread Bible to make NY bagels, but Montreal bagels are a bit different. I found the Goldman recipe too sweet, so I'm definitely cutting back on the sugar (a whopping 5 tablespoons). She also specifies boiling in honey-infused water - again, sweet.
The bagels I'm trying to recreate are like those from St. Viateur bagel in Montreal - they have a very white, very close crumb, and are very well cooked. It would be interesting to compare recipes. Goldman's bagels are good in their own right if you like sweeties, but they don't do it for me.