I didn’t think bagels would be so easy, but they REALLY are. You can start the dough early in the morning and have bagels by lunch. Or if I were more motivated… get up at 3 am, have them ready for breakfast!
And motivation aside, since my KitchenAid mixer sounds like a jet engine taking off, I don’t know if my family would appreciate the 3 am wake up… even for bagels. But damn, I’d love to figure out how to quiet that machine down!
The bagels pictured above were a little overboard with the toppings and I had a few complaints this time that the ‘everything’ topping was too much of everything and even the sesame seeds was overboard as well, so that’s what happens when you ‘face down’ the dough into the toppings. Maybe next time I’ll sprinkle them instead (but personally, there is no such thing as too many sesame seeds).
But since this was the first time I’ve had complaints, I’m thinking that it is because of the ‘everything’ bagel mix that I purchased had a lot of pepper, I saw it when I was cleaning up… a lot of pepper dust. I don’t personally like the ‘everything’ topping because, well, everything is touching, lol.
So… without further ado…