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RE: [IP] Bagels



Jess,

According to my bread cookbook, the boiling step in making
the bagel is what gives it the "chewy" texture.

Just remember ... weigh each bagel and ENJOY!

:^)


--- Jessica Marder <email @ redacted> wrote:
> so, commercial bagels are not made the same way that
> regular bread is...
> (you can tell even by the texture...)  i'm trying to
> remember what you do
> to bread dough to make it more "chewy"... but i'm drawing
> a blank... i
> think that is the most likely culprit...  otherwise the
> only difference
> between bagels and other bread is that they are boiled
> before they are
> baked....  (oh, and one more thing... many bagels are
> deceptively
> large....  toss one on a scale before eating, and you'll
> see what i
> mean...)
> 
> -jess


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