I saw these cutesy mini bagels over at Delicious Days and they really won me over. I have been procastinating for some time over bagel making thinking that it must be very difficult until I saw Nicky's recipe. Since I have the ingredients on hand, I embarked on my first attempt in making some bagels.
I didn't do very well cos I've over baked them as they looked kinda pale as I did not brushed egg yolk over them. I thot by baking them slightly longer, the colour would looked more tanned but how wrong I was! When it first came out of the oven, they were hard but crispy just like after toasting them which is not too bad as it's still chewy. However, they turned rock hard the next day, so hard that if I threw one on my wall, it will create a dent on it hehe... I managed to saved those by steaming them for a while and they turned chewy, phew... I need to refine my method again, mainly because I did not knead them enough since my mixer decided to go on holiday. Looks like I could only continue with my bread adventure after my mixer came back from it's holiday.
Loved it nevertheless, when served with cream cheese and smoked salmon.
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