Daring Bakers: Real Honest Jewish Purist’s Bagels

bagel 1.jpg

Wow! Always challenging our daring bakers contests!!! I made bagels just once in my life, few month ago, and I was ready to try a new recipe and give it another chance to improve!
And this recipe, even if in mammoth proportions, is wonderful! Luckily I made them for friends coming over, so they were just enough!
How did it go?
First of all, as the rules weren’t allowing the use of a mixer, I knead by hand the dough.
So, let’s think, since how many years I haven’t knead by hand??? To many for sure! Kneading is a wonderful exercise, for mind, muscle and soul. When I’m stressed, or sad, or I don’t fill all my self, I make something yeasty and fluffy, but I don’t knead any more… Mainly because three years a go I kneaded so hard a bread that my wrists began to hurt, so I began to use the mixer. But now, years later and old stress free, I knead again, and I’m so happy!!!
Remember, when life is hard and you don’t know what to do, KNEAD AND BAKE!!! (this could be the opening line of the Daring Bakers hymn, what you think???)…
The rest of the execution when smooth as a sailing boat on a sunny, light wind day! I enjoyed every single step, every single ironic line written by our hosts
I had just one tiny problem: they are so ugly, but so so so ugly that I’m a bit ashamed to let you see pictures of them, but they tasted much much better then Nigella’s…
But, you know, life too isn’t always beautiful! But always tasty, that’ a given!!! šŸ˜‰
Bagels for ever and ever!

Daring bakers rock, rule and we are cool!!! (Does it work enough as a rhyme? Maybe no…)

Bagel 2.jpg


  1. Anne

    Your bagels are lovely and I agree, Daring Bakers are cool! :))

  2. Cheryl

    Yours are not ugly, not one bit. They look crisp and golden brown and ready for some good spreads.

  3. breadchick

    I love the theme song AND your bagels are not ugly. They war exactly what a bagel is suppose to be! Great job!!

  4. Laura

    Those bagels definitely rock, rule and are very cool! Well done!

  5. gilly

    Great job, Sara! I love your bagels, they don’t look ugly at all! Congrats on job (and rhyme!) well done!

  6. Lis

    Sara I think your bagels are very pretty! And quite yummy looking too! =)


  7. MyKitchenInHalfCups

    That’s a wonderful Daring Bakers Theme song!
    Your bagels are beautiful Sara!

  8. Quellia

    Your bagels don’t look ugly at all, they look wonderful!
    And please send me a recorded copy of the anthem when you are done with it! šŸ™‚

  9. Sara - Piperita

    Ladies, thank you very much for all this compliments!!!
    But I can assure you that thos two bagels you can see in the pictures are the nice ones… All the others are hidden!!!
    Kisses to all!!!
    In the week-end I’ll try to look at all your bagels creations!!!

  10. Elle

    Remember, when life is hard and you don’t know what to do, KNEAD AND BAKE!!! I love that!! Think it should be posted on my wall.
    Great post and your bagels look golden brown and wonderful.

  11. Peabody

    I agree, when life is tough…knead and bake!
    Great job on your bagels.

  12. Amy

    I think your bagels look great! It’s the taste that matters anyways right? šŸ™‚ Kneading makes me nervous so I try to avoid it. hehe.

Comments are closed.