So this post was supposed to be brought to you by the Mr.
Yes, a baking post from my hubby.
Be jealous :) not only is he cute, hardworking, smart and funny, but he bakes too. Well, he would like me to point out he doesn’t bake sissy stuff like cookies and cakes, just man stuff like bread and bagels (he also wanted me to point out that I should have used the word brilliant not smart – see, funny huh?)
Once fall rolls around he usually throws together a loaf of bread in the bread maker every weekend, but one Sunday he decided to try his hand at bagels and they were awesome! Since then he has been experimenting with different flavors and has been wanting to try pumpkin, but he ended up glued to his computer working all weekend (boo!). So I tried my hand at it and came up with this yummy pumpkin spice bagel recipe.
I know making your own bagels sounds complicated, but I promise it really isn’t hard. Plus if you have kids it’s a fun project for them to help with!
I broke it down a bit so you can see how easy it is – excuse the awful photos, but it’s hard to take great photos with sticky dough hands…
First you will make your dough (follow the recipe below), I used the dough hook on my mixer, but the Mr. usually kneads his by hand being the manly man he is… Let it rise for one hour, punch down and divide into 3 equal pieces.
Roll into long lines and cut into 5 pieces. This recipe makes 15 bagels, which seems like a lot, but trust me you will eat them all.
Shape into bagel shapes and pinch the ends. Let rise again 20 minutes.
Boil for 1 minute turning once.
Bake at 500 for 10 – 15 minutes, watch “patiently” asking every 30 seconds “are they done yet mom???”…enjoy!
PS My blogging buddy Kelly’s living room is being featured over at Apartment Therapy in their Color contest, if you have a second go check it out and vote!