Friday, June 05, 2009

Bagelry


Inspired by Liz2’s recent post, I knew I had to make bagels. I’ve tried making them once before, and they were only okay—not worth all the work involved in their production.

But upon hearing Ms. Liz’s drool-inducing description of a successful foray into bagelry, I though it was worth another shot. I didn’t make them straight away, though, because I was waiting for Andy’s trip to Fremantle for a conference, which started last weekend. My motives were purely selfish—if the bagels turned out well, I didn’t want to feel obligated to share. Also, it would give me something to do on Sunday, which is the most boring day of the week to be home alone. While I was waiting, I was further inspired by Vegan Noodle’s facebook photos of fresh bagels.

I followed the recipe suggested by Liz, but made several adjustments based on my pantry, my appliances, and wikipedia. I cheated and made my dough in the bread maker. Look at the insides!

I thought about making a vegan cream cheese for these, but decided that the ripe avocado on the benchtop would make a good substitute.

These bagels were a resounding success, and they weren’t even that much work. I will be making these again, and next time I might even share...

9 comments:

Vegetation said...

I've never eaten a bagel before. Something about the idea of boiled bread scares me. But they look SO good I think I'm going to have to try them and soon!

Bianca said...

I need to make bagels again! I've only done it once, and they were quite good. There's a recipe in the new Vegan Brunch book for homemade bagels that I'd love to try. And spreading an avocado on a bagel is genius. I'm gonna try that next time I eat bagels.

Wheeler's Crew said...

These look great! If I'm not in the mood for vegan cream cheese I always put an avocado spread on them! It's so delicious :)

BrisVegan said...

These look great! I am going to have to make time to give them a try. Did you just use the dough mixing setting on the bread maker? That would definitely make things easier.

Theresa said...

Yeah, I just popped all the ingredients in the breadmaker and put it on the dough setting, although I had to let it rise for an additional 30 minutes after the timer beeped so it was proplerly "doubled in bulk". Then I kneaded, shaped, boiled and baked.

Caroline said...

These look great - I will have to try out this recipe!

I'm Philippa O said...

oh drooooool!!!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Now you have me wanting to make more!! Smearing them with a ripe avocado is genius... the perfect natural substitute for tofutti!

Groover said...

I love bagels and I've never even thought of making them myself. Thanks for being so adventurous. I'll give it go now, too.