baking adventures

Thursday, April 11, 2013

If you live in Australia like me, you're probably aware of the fact that it's near impossible to find bagels anywhere. You might be successful if you really try and are willing to search out some obscure place that's far from home, but for the most part? It's a rare commodity that I can never seem to find in local bakeries or supermarkets. Anyway, is it kind of sad that I made bagels just to eat them with smoked salmon and cream cheese? I'm not even sure if they turned out right since I've never tried a real one, but that really needs to change some day!

As expected, they turned out nothing like the picture above... everyone knows it's the taste that counts though, right?

What separates bagels from plain old bread - you actually have to boil them! This is probably old news to everyone except me... anyway, at this point mine are looking a little too wrinkly and lopsided for my liking, but whatever. That's not important (or so I tell myself).

The fruits of my labour. The recipe I used was adapted from A Beautiful Mess (which you can find here), in case you wanted to know! Now I'm wondering how I'm going to eat all those carbs by myself... just kidding, everyone knows that's what families are for. They're pretty useful guinea pigs, especially when it comes to exploring more 'experimental' baking endeavors...

The morning sky from a couple of weeks ago, which I never got around to posting. Anyway, I hope you're having a good week so far! As for me I'm looking forward to my uni break next week, though it can hardly be considered a break what with all the stuff I need to catch upon on. Life always has to turn out that way, doesn't it? Bye and hopefully I'll be seeing you again soon!

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  1. Oh my God, it looks like heaven! :) I'm in love with bagels. ;3

  2. Oh my gosh I love bagels. Ok to be honest I didn't even know bagels were called bagels (since they're so rare in Australia)... But I ate a bagel for the first time a few weeks ago and just fell in love. I love how they're so dense and chewy! Think I'll have to get my hands on one super soon. Btw, love that last picture - so pretty!! xx

  3. they're beautiful! well done!

  4. Halleluya! These bagels turns out reaaally
    great! I'm kind of surprise to hear that
    bagels are rare at your country!


  5. They came out really well for a first attempt; congrats!

  6. oh my god they look so good! i'm so hungry now!! :O yumm

  7. Ooh they turned out really well! I haven't had one in Sydney for years actually, they definitely need to be the next "thing" here.

  8. Looks so yummy! I was looking for a nice bagel recipe, I'm definitely going to try yours . Thanks for sharing your tips!

  9. I didn't even realise that it was impossible to find bagels here in Australia until reading your post. The recipe looks great :)

  10. I have only ever seen blueberry bagels, but I have never had a bagel.
    Proud of you in putting in the effort to tick something off th bucketlist.

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    Lovely greets nessa

  12. oh yum, they look really good! i can find bagels at my local supermarkets but they're definitely not a common food and i hardly ever see them in bakeries. hopefully you find some you can buy one day so you can get a measure of how yours turned out but they look like they'd taste great!

    little henry lee

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  14. Well, the result does look delicious ;)

    Have a nice day,