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New Year's Eve Sourdough Bagels

PalwithnoovenP's picture

New Year's Eve Sourdough Bagels

One of my last successes in 2017. I've realized that bagels are the easiest breads to make. I have used bread flour because I cannot find high gluten flour but I think the chew was perfect as is, any more and it will be too hard to eat. These bagels have a crisp crust and that distinct pull while biting or tearing a bit from it. They were soft but really chewy, my jaws were nangawit (Sorry, I do not know any exact translation, it's the feeling of muscles shortening themselves and holding it when they got overworked; cramping I guess but not as severe as that), they really got a workout after I ate two. The aroma was sweet and wheaty. The taste too was sweet and wheaty with the mildest tang. Very very good! I could eat them plain. Perhaps the only change that I will do next time was to make them bigger, I will just divide them into three rather than six, I think they will be perfect that way.

I can't upload the crumb shot and the schmear. I'll try to post them in the future. Sorry for the redundant photos, I'm just happy with this achievement. Enjoy!

Proofed bagels overnight.

After boiling ready to be baked.

Baked and Hanged with a cloth. I feel like I was selling them.

Happy Baking!

Happy New Year!


Danni3ll3's picture

Je n'ai jamais essayé de faire des bagels. Les tiens sont super réussis! Ils ont l'air délicieux! 

PalwithnoovenP's picture

La première fois où j'ai fait des bagels, je n'ai pas réussi mais maintenant, j'ai déjà fait et mangé des super bons bagels. Essayez de les faire. Vous pourrez aussi faire ça ! Ils sont vraiment délicieux ! Je suis heureux que vous aimez ça. There might be mistakes but you know more or less what I mean. :)

dabrownman's picture

What a great way to close out the old and bring in the new with a fantastic batch of fresh SD bagels!  And made without an oven too - what an accomplishment!   They sure look delicious and have to be as tasty as they look.  Well done indeed.  You make your Uncle proud!

Happy no oven, open fire baking in the New Year Job!

PalwithnoovenP's picture

I think I'm hooked on bagels now. It's so easy yet so satisfying. I'm glad you like it.

Happy baking!