I ❤ Ny: A Homemade Bagel Adventure
Having lived in New York for five years, stopping to snag a bagel before a walk in Central Park was a normal, comforting activity. I am now in China and there's not a bagel to be seen for miles and miles on end. What do they say- you don't know what you've got until it's actually gone? Well, that's my tragic story with bagels.
Flipping through Nigella's "How to be a Domestic Goddess, Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking" many times, this bagel recipe stood out among the rest. It's much easier than you'd think making bagels would be, and is definitely worth the manual labor involved in kneading.
Note: As you shape them the dough into rings, make sure to pinch the ends of the bagels together HARD- much harder than you think. I have to work on my bagel-shaping skills, as about half of the batch came out shaped like croissants..