Friends and Kitties!
My folks bought me a Kitchen-Aid stand mixer last year for my 50th birthday, and I absolutely love it.
I bake about every ten days, keeping us in bread and cookies, rolls and challah.
Recently I made a batch of bagels, and they were delicious--but ugly as sin--I had some engineering hurdles to leap with forming the little suckers. The second batch turned out way prettier, and even better tasting.
I made both plain and poppyseed.
Scott claimed to be uninterested in my bagels, but he changed his tune as soon as he saw the fresh cherry-blueberry jam I had made to go on top! I made 16 bagels and they didn't last out the week...and I'm here to tell you that I was not the lone consumer...turns out Scott was more bagel-friendly than he thought!
I used THIS BAGEL RECIPE borrowed from my friend Patty over at Broken Teepee. She blogs quite a bit about food--and books!--and I've yet to make something from her site that's been less than wonderful. I made her Pretzel Rolls last Thursday for sandwiches and they were gone before I could get photos! No worries though, I'll be making them again, and soon.
I have a mixer, and I'm not afraid to use it.
XX Sheebie XX