Excellent recipe, my kids and I LOVE them. I agree with some other comments about the only thing I would want to change if possible is a slight strong smell of yeast. I wonder if cutting back on some would give the same results? Either way, I will make these rather then buy from now on. I use a wooden spoon handle to make the hole and gently stretch the dough outwards from the center and the dough is very easy to manage. Thanks so much Karen!
I cannot stop eating these! I've had my eye on this recipe for months now but it just seemed too complicated to make (I've never made any bready things before). I finally got up the nerve to make it this afternoon and it was very time consuming but I never knew cinnamon raisin bagels could be so good! Thanks for sharing! I think I've doomed myself to make a dozen weekly ;)
Awesome. Texture was spot-on though I need to practice forming the bagels some more. Can't wait to try a batch of raisin-cinnamon.
These came out yummy and delicious. I've made them twice (always doubling the recipe) with different flavors. I used 1/2 whole wheat flour to make them a bit healthier. I think these will be a staple in my kitchen. :-) Thanks!
Awesome bagels!!! Worth all the work and waiting. Good news is that they smell only 1/2 as good they taste while baking..
I'm trying this recipe right now..Dough is rising..I'm excited to see how they come out..I'll write a review when they're all done and my taste tester DH comes home from work!
Great recipe! :) The only thing I would change is the very yeasty flavor of the bagels, but that could be because of a measuring error (and is quickly corrected by spreading on some butter--totally masks the yeast flavor). Thanks for a pretty much foolproof recipe! All purpose flour and brown sugar can be used providing excellent results.
I have made these twice now, and all I can say is WOW. So easy to make, and such a delicious product in the end! It is a nice treat to have, and my DH quite enjoys it for something different than an ordinary loaf of bread.
I added an egg to the dough recipe, plus 1/3 cup melted butter, plus I added a dallop of honey to the boiling water to sweeten it up a bit!(I read that somewhere)
Love this recipe, will be adding it to my main cookbook and also I will be sharing it, I am sure. 5 stars!!!
I've made these several times. Usually with seseme seeds. Once with cinnamon and raisins and then my favorite with sun dried tomatoes and rosemary. Very easy to make.