Thursday, August 14, 2014

i made this :: kale bagels!

I pick savory over sweet 9.86589 times out of 10.  It isn't unusual for me to wake up on a Saturday morning craving one of three things: crispy potatoes, homemade pretzels or freshly homemade bread of any variety.  Pancakes?  Waffles?  Not for this girl.

I had initially planned on making everything bagels from my I'ma Cook You list, but after purchasing Home-Cooked Vegan Comfort Food and seeing their recipe for Kale Bagels I quickly switched my bagel tune.

The weather on Saturday afternoon was equal parts rainy + sunny which was perfect for a leisurely afternoon of finishing up a { OlsonField book club! } book while stirring + mixing + let rise bagel dough.  

When I let a month or two go by without baking bread it always sounds daunting and time consuming at the thought of cooking up a batch.  But, when I bake every few weeks I'm reminded of how much fun I have baking bread!  It forces me a few hours spent in a { quiet!!!! } house with just me, my thoughts, sticky hands, activated yeast and perfectly risen bread dough.  Not to mention the smell of freshly baked bread brings back approximately 325,149 memories of my childhood and watching my mom bake bread for us each week. 

These bagels turned out far, far better than I had anticipated.  I think they are best lightly toasted with some Earth Balance { and sea salt! }.  It totally got me into the bagel groove and I am so excited to try my hand at different varieties of homemade bagels!

1 comment:

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