A good recipe from Nigella! Well, I did combine it with a bagel recipe I already use from Recipes from the Old Mill. This recipe only takes 2 hours, start to finish, which includes some hands-off rising and baking time; I made the bagels Friday and froze them. Usually I knead in poppy seeds, but this time I used toasted sesame seeds for a subtle, nutty crunch. We spread the bagels with local chevre and homemade strawberry jam.
And some people had cafe au lait and others had Ovaltine, but it all had the same effect: fortified for a frigid walk to church (16 degrees!).
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay-at-home mom, part time cookbook editor, a Mennonite, and a city dweller. I like to make things (see the blog categories below). This blog is a record of what I make and the ways I try to be thrifty. Welcome!
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