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!