Tuesday, October 16, 2012

BWJ - Bagels




Baking with Julia this week, hosted by Heather of Heather's Bytes,  has taken me to new territory - making bagels.  I have never made a bagel before, and I was a little wary of the boiling then baking process.  However, it wasn't as scary as I thought, and I was very happy with the end result.

I wanted sweet bagels, so I topped mine with cranberries, chopped walnuts and sugar:


I slathered a bagel in fig jam for the taste test:


Passed with flying colours!

Visit the LYL section of the Baking with Julia website to see what the other bakers thought of these bagels.

22 comments:

Guru Uru said...

Mmmm I could do with three or four ;)

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Kayte said...

I love making bagels...the variety is endless and they are easy to make...I used to make a lot more of them when the swimmer was home to eat them constantly. These looks good, will give them a go next time he is home.

Jill said...

They look great! Love the toppings you added. I agree that these weren't as scary as they seemed.

Flourchild said...

They look great..I like the toppings you chose!

Cher Rockwell said...

oooo - cranberries! Yum.

Well done!

Happy Cook / Finla said...

wowo love them, looks so good.

Lizzy Do said...

Mmmmmm....I love your version! Perfect with jam :)

smarkies said...

really interesting topping you used. I went the more conventional route of sesame seeds.
Well done! Glad they tasted great!

Sara said...

I love your toppings! I wanted to do something like that, but I chickened out. Next time!

cquek said...

I fall in love with this tempting treat right away

yummychunklet said...

What creative toppings!

Betsy said...

Yes, this was so much less scary than the 4 page recipe made me think. It was a lot of work, but worth the effort because they were so delicious! Glad you liked them!

Kari said...

I love your toppings / flavourings! My sort of bagels indeed.

Elaine said...

Your bagels look great and sweet toppings is such a good idea!

Cindy said...

Your bagels look delicious. These scared me so I didn't make them. Looks like I better rethink them.

loavesandstitches said...

So glad you liked them! I am trying a sweet version now and I am glad yours turned out well. Nice job!

lauren said...

Nice choice of toppings! Looks great!!

Jennifer said...

Brilliantly done! Your bagels are stunning!

Kathy said...

Perfectly done! Love your toppings…I thought of incorporating raisins and cinnamon in mine…next time!

Jodie said...

Ooh, yummy toppings!

Sweet and That's it said...

Sorry I’m late!
Tonight I've started this delicious „tour des blogs“ to see how the 85 bagels turned out. I love your combo!

I had great fun making and bathing and baking them and will remake them for sure

guineapigfood said...

I never would have thought to top my bagels with dried cranberries like that (instead of working them into the dough)... great idea!