As I type this blog post, I am sitting in my living room eating lunch. This is extremely significant because my lunch is a homemade, fresh out of the oven bagel! That is right, a bagel. We were going to go on a hike today to celebrate spring, but Chapel Hill is currently experiencing spring showers so we decided to try a bagel recipe. It is from the cookbook,Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois. This is an amazing cookbook for a variety of reasons. We make all of our bread using their light whole wheat recipe, which is a great flavorful bread with a nice chewy crust. It truly takes about five minutes of hands on time.
Today, we made their bagel recipe, a rousing success. They took about half an hour of hands on time, but they were totally worth the effort. We sprinkled the tops with parmesan cheese too. Eating a fresh, warm bagel is no longer the exclusive territory of those living within stumbling distance of a bagel shop. It is worth the effort!