We've had a lot of fun making our own bagels this summer. We think you should try it, too! This post isn't so much to give you a fabulous homemade bagel recipe as it is to encourage you to try making a batch; the process is really fun. If your kids are anything like mine, they'll love helping you knead the squishy dough, shape the bagels, and watching them boil.
We used this recipe (mostly because I wanted this to be a fun project for my kids and this one is quick and simple - and we had all ingredients on hand). They were really quite tasty.
But if it's a delicious bagel you're after (and you don't mind an all-day process) I'd say give this recipe a try.
We've tried a few variations - namely cinnamon swirl and parmesean-topped - both very delicious. You could mix seeds or grains into the dough, top the bagels with cheese or dried onion, throw in some blueberries...lots of fun possibilities to try.
Stock up on cream cheese!