At work, we had these delicious sun-dried tomato bagels, but they're really too expensive to eat every morning and I didn't know what was going into them. Since I was gifted with a breadmaker many years ago, I knew it was time to try making them on my own. Here's the result, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Also, if sun-dried tomatoes aren't your thing, you can replace them with about a quarter cup of your personal favorite ingredient: You can do almost anything, just by changing the type of oil/shortening and the flavor ingredient. Berry bagel? 1/4 + cup (blue /rasp/straw)berries and 2 tbsp butter (instead of olive oil). Garlic? Keep the olive oil or substitute garlic infused and drop a head's worth of peeled cloves into the mix. Want the garlic more whole in the end result? Drop them in during the last stir sequence (or, if by hand, when you've almost completed kneading). Egg bagel, toss in yolks. Herb bagel? Rosemary, thyme, perhaps cheddar into the mix. The possibilities are endless, and I'm all sbout the potential.