I love shortcuts. I’m not gonna lie, I am totally impatient and when I want to bake something- I want to bake it right now (and not in 12+ hours of waiting.) Luckily for me, some of my greatest successes have come from searching high and low for a quicker way to make something I’m craving. It happened the morning I wanted cinnamon rolls, and also the other day when I had my heart set on making bagels from scratch. I actually went to the store, bought all the bagel toppings, got all excited, and then read the part about leaving the bagels to proof overnight. So- instead of a– making something new or b-actually being patient and waiting, I chose option c– find a way to make them right this moment.
So- I searched and searched until I found a recipe that I liked. The bagels in the recipe I settled on looked amazing, all the kneading could be done by hand, and I’d have a freshly made bagel in hand sometime that morning. Success!
You guys- these bagels are awesome. Would they have been even better if I’d used a recipe that took overnight? Maybe- and I’m sure I’ll try it that way eventually– but why mess with a good thing? These bagels had a crisp exterior with two sides full of my favorite toppings, and the insides were soft and warm with the perfect amount of chewiness. If you want to try your hand at homemade bagels but have even an ounce of my impatience- this recipe is for you.
Recipe adapted slightly from: Corrie’s Blog