Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Feel The 2 AM Love. . .

I couldn't sleep last night and as I laid awake in bed I started to think of what I could make for breakfast. I was thinking that cinnamon rolls sounded good, but once I started researching I discovered I didn't have quite all the ingredients.

Instead, I settled on bagels.  I have never made bagels before but I thought "Meh, if I screw them up no one will know because they will still be in bed." Right? heehee

Lo' and behold - They turned out AMAZING. Darn near the best bagel I have ever had.  The recipe is so easy, but takes a while to make with the raising and boiling..

6:00 AM arrived and I had six lovely bagels for the family. [As of now at 5 PM? There is one left.]

Yummy!  Golden brown and crisp on the outside with a chewy inside. So, so good.
They are tasty toasted or untoasted and make a great sandwich.

I can't wait to buy poppy seeds, minced garlic [for everything bagels] and raisins [for cinnamon raisin bagels]. What's your favorite bagel?

Have a great day Tadpoles!  See ya' on the flipside.

24 comments:

Eva Ason said...

Hi Skippy,
Those bagels looks tasty :)
I bet they were very much appreciated this morning - good work! Have a lovely Day! Almost bed time for me here. Hugs x

Jeannie said...

Looks delicious! I envy people who can eat bagels. Alas, they do not love me.

Are you feeling better then? I mean, besides the no sleep part.

Julianna said...

My favorite used to be asiago and parmesan cheese.

But now I'm Gluten free so now it's the sun dried tmato and basil ones from against the grain. They are loaded with butter in the batter and are super flakey. Yummy.

colenic said...

I love making bagels...but they do take forever....I haven't made them in ages...should do that again soon...hugs to you..

Sally said...

Your bagels look absolutely delicious! Maybe I'll have to try making them someday :-)

By Word of Mouth Musings said...

THIS I have to try!

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

I have never tried bagels ever but great that yours turned out good....

RV Vagabonds said...

And the recipe is where on your blog?

They look yummy (and professional!) I'm glad you are feeling well enough to cook and hope you were able to have a taste or two.

life in the mom lane said...

I want the recipe!!!!! :)

Rudee said...

Now I want a bagel. I should walk up to Elaine's since I'm not feeling the energy to make them myself. Onion. Toasted. Slathered in cream cheese.

Yum.

Rudee said...

I could send you my Grannie's recipe for english muffins. Those are pretty good, too.

Knitty said...

I've never considered making bagels. I think it'd be easier to visit you. ;-)

Yum Yucky said...

Why is it that I've never thought of people making homemade bagels? I thought they only came from some unknown bagel dimension and then showed up at the store. YOU, woman, are marvelous. You've cracked the unknown bagel dimension code.

Thisisme. said...

Hi there. Those bagels of yours do look really scrummy, and what a lovely surprise for the family when they came down in the morning! I'm very impressed with your baking skills!

sapphireblue said...

Yum, yum!!

mybizzykitchen.com said...

So glad these turned out for you - but I was more happy that you slept for 6 hours after making them!!

I love everything bagels - and jalapeno cheddar - yum!!

becca said...

YUM love bagels but they don't love me or rather they do just my hips though

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

they look delicious! i used to make bagels but haven't done so in years. looking at those made me wish i still did.

feeling better today? got me bionic ear today...

Martha said...

I've never been a big bagel fan, mostly because I haven't found any that I like. But I do like baking and now I'm feeling inspired to try my hand at making them. I made cinnamon rolls last weekend and they were yummy. :)

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Thanks for your cheerleading comment for me today Skippy! Enjoy your Monday!

ellen abbott said...

I can't believe you made bagels.

You've been pretty quiet. I hope all is well with you.

Yum Yucky said...

Hi.

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

I am SO impressed. A guy I worked with used to make them. Every St. Patrick's Day he would send a bag of homemade bagels to my office by company messenger. He made me believe they were extremely hard to make. Go you!

Redhead said...

Hi Skippy,
My favorite bagel is raspberry from Panera. Warn, toasted, slathered with cream cheese, yummm.

Your bagels look lovely and probably are all gone by now.

Its back to bed for me.