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Bagel Failure

I write this blog to share my good and bad experience of learning to cook.  Lately, I’ve had nothing but success it seems.  The recipes I have been whipping up are very tasty and easy!

Let me say this, the bagels were not easy, fast, or tasty!  I am actually fairly certain I lost 6 hours of my life that I will never get back trying to make homemade bagels.  Meanwhile, in the back of my mind I keep telling myself, I could get a bag of bagels for $1.50 at the store, that are ready to eat!  What fun would that be though?  Umm…much more fun than my experience!
I tried 3 different recipes, all of which did not turn out.  I put aside my need to improvise and change up recipes and followed them exactly because I wanted these to turn out.  None of them turned out.

I should have known better, when I opened up the package of yeast it jumped out at me!  Really it did.  I had yeast EVERYWHERE!  I have no idea how it flew out of the package but it was all over the place!

It seems the hardest part for me was shaping the bagels because the dough was hard to work with being that it stuck to my fingers.  I thought the last batch was actually going to turn out, but they were shaped like bagels with no taste.  My husband was brave enough to try one, I did not!
In the end, I have learned to leave the bagel making to the experts and stick with breads, muffins, pancakes, and waffles!
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  1. Jen @ Canadian Rhapsody says:

    I've found that yeast gets pretty static-y, so it probably was attracted to all of the 'charges' outside of the package. Nothing scientific about that opinion though!

  2. Mommy Hates Cooking says:

    You are probably right! It was all over the place, fast!

  3. I can't believe you even attempted to make them from scratch! You crazy girl! Funny story, though. =) I bet you try to tackle it again.

  4. Mommy Hates Cooking says:

    Laura- If I do it won't be for a very long time! Haha!

  5. I make homemade bagels all the time…I have never had a problem with them…sorry yours didn't turn out. Maybe you should try again.

  6. You brave soul! It’s a new form of home entertainment. I love your site and I thought your “sister stories” were a great addition to the Blogging seminar!

  7. I love that you even tried! I just found your website and I love it.

    • Mommy Hates Cooking says:

      Thanks!! I’m glad you are enjoying the site, I’m hoping to try again soon with the bagels. I’ve found a few other recipes that may be easier to work with!! =)

  8. I had a similar experience trying to make bagels. They did taste good, just did not resemble any bagels I could have bought. It didn’t help that they were gluten free.

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