I was inspired to have a go at making bagels after my first trip to Brooklyn Boy Bagels where I tried their cinnamon and raisin bagel which was amazing smeared with salted Pepe Saya butter – my favourite butter. Now, I’ve never been to New York or anywhere in the U.S. and had ‘real’ bagels, but if the ones at Brooklyn Boy are anything like them, then I’m smitten.
Making bagels is a fairly long process, but not as complicated as I’d initially thought, in fact, the hardest part is waiting overnight, unlike when I make croissants which is technically a lot more challenging.
This morning I when I woke up, the first thing I did was head to the kitchen, turn the oven on and bring a large pot of water to the boil. Then I started boiling and baking the bagels and they are delicious. I am so happy with how they turned out, my expectations were exceeded and I’ll be making these babies again for sure.