After olympics, I think a lot of us are feeling lost. The drama, the tears, the competition, the proud moments of qualifying/winning… I find it almost impossible to go back to normal night time TV programmes. BUT, after watching last week’s GBBO, I think all the qualities mentioned above can be found in this baking extravaganza.
So, failing to take part in the Olympics, I think I can (try to) do a bake-along with GBBO this year. From the preview for episode 2, I think they’ll be doing Bagels so I gave it a go, since I never tried making my own bagels.
The result, I have to say, is not bad at all! I was expecting it to be really hard and dry, but to my surprise they are exactly like what you’d expect from a shop-bought http://premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/anti-anxiety/ bagel. Slightly chewy and quite soft on the inside. I started making them at 8 at night (they came out the oven at 11! I know… I’m mad), so I didn’t bother taking step by step pictures.
The recipe I used was found here. I’m sure I have bagels recipes lurking in my collection of cookbooks somewhere, but I’m finding it increasing easy to find any recipes online, with the pros of reading the reviews first!
What I love about these bagels is the fact that they freeze really well. I froze half of them and just reheated 2 for lunch today, and they are as good as fresh! The sesame seeds on top has a slightly toasted taste due to the oil being heated up, it was sooo nice! I think next time I’ll try to make my favourite raisins and cinnamon bagels!