Wesley and I have been making homemade bagels since Januray 2014. We got a Kitchen Aid mixer from Mom & Dad Johnson as Christmas gift, and it has been the gift that keeps on giving! We are so thankful to have it and we use it pretty much every week. Having it made it a lot easier to attempt bagels because it eliminates kneading the dough by hand.
We use the same recipe Momma J uses to make the bagels but don’t do the last bit about making a rope and connecting it. Instead we use the Aunt Juli method and just poke a hole in the middle and spin it around to make the shape of the bagel. If you are going to give this recipe a try I want to challenge you to be creative and try different toppings!
Here is a batch we did. It makes twelve and we half them. He takes them to work for breakfast and I enjoy mine at home with some hot tea. 🙂