I Checked Something Off of My Recipe Bucket List!

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Y’all. We did it. We made bagels for the first time ever, and I can finally cross them off of my mental Recipe Bucket List! By the way, they were delicious… πŸ™‚

My husband, Sam, also made some Pecan Cinnamon Sugar Cream Cheese

I have had three main “bakery”-type items I’ve wanted to try making for a while: Bagels, pretzels, and doughnuts. (You know, while taking a break from making dozens of fabric face masks…) When I thought about it again last night, I asked my husband if he would mind starting some dough in the bread machine when he got up today (since he gets up a lot earlier than me haha), so that I could make the dough into bagels when I got up. He was very willing to comply. πŸ™‚

They may not be the prettiest or most uniform bagels, but they sure tasted good!

After boiling them in water with about a tablespoon of sugar, I baked them on my USA pans.

I highly recommend these pans…they’re nonstick, but without yucky chemicals! πŸ™‚ Just make sure you don’t use metal utensils, you don’t want to scratch your pans!

We just used our regular white bread recipe (which has been ridiculously versatile…I should probably post that for you soon!), and made that into bagels. After boiling them in the slightly sugary water for a minute or two on each side, I drained them a bit, brushed them with an egg wash, and then baked them. SO good!

Have you tried any new recipes or cooking techniques lately? What’s on your Recipe Bucket List? πŸ™‚