Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bagels - TWD: Baking with Julia

Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia - Nineteenth Installment.  The recipe is Bagels.

These turned out really well - the family suggested I make these again very soon. I had made this recipe when the original series was on TV, so this was my second try at it. It's surprisingly easy. We enjoyed them with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Yum.

Before boiling
I held the raised dough in the fridge overnight, and that worked fine. I love the transformation in the boiling water.

After boiling

I also used my pizza stone and the ice cubes on the bottom of the oven.  I might bake them a little longer next time - they browned a lot on the top, but less on the bottom.  The bagel surfaces weren't as smooth as I would have liked, so I think I could use more care with the shaping to really get that surface tension right, so they're less lumpy.

I actually planned ahead and allowed enough time to do this without going nuts or staying up until all hours! I can be unrealistic when it comes to time estimation, so I'm happy if one side effect of having baking deadlines is that I learn better time management as a side effect of all the baking :-)  Now if only I could master the layout of the blog post with the photos.....


  1. Be careful, once your family gets used to homemade bagels, you might be making them all the time! Your bagels turned out really nicely!

  2. Lovely looking bagels, Kathleen!! I have a second batch in the refrigerator right now! These were time consuming but, so worth the time! We loved them!

  3. Great job! They were delicious!

  4. Katheleen, the layout of your blog looks great and your bagels, absolutely delicious!
    It's so gratifying when the family members do appreciate what you bake, especially after a time-consuming recipe.

  5. I agree that the blog layout is nice. Will you please make these next time I visit? :)