From Bagels, take 3
From Law & Order Remixed
The artist is trying to say something about gender. And hands.
From Bagels, take 2
They were amazing with tofutti, hot from the oven.
But they were incredible.
Then they're baked. Again, not the prettiest bunch. :)
After boiling, the bagels are sticky, and toppings are added.
These bagels are distinctly funny looking.
Boiling bagels is difficult to photograph through the steam, but it's not complicated. The boiling water is slightly alkaline (baking soda), and slightly sweetened (rye malt; I've also used "Just Like Honey", a honey alternative).
Ideally we would have only let these rise for 40 minutes or so, but we went to see a comedy show. When we got back 3 hours later, these had risen a bit too long, and basically had no holes (again).
Bagels "rounded" and shaped.
Basic dough: flour, yeast and water.
I'm mimicking the high-gluten flour used for bagels by adding gluten to normal flour. (Vegans often have gluten lying around for making seitan.)
... an hour later.
From Bagels, take 1
Our quest is at an end. A bagel with fermented cashew cream cheese.
From Bagel Class with Philip Gelb
The finished product!
Ready for baking.
Covered in "everything".
After boiling, but before baking.
The scene of the crime.
After "rounding" and hole punching.