Best way to use up chametz

Or at least the most efficient, since I could have easily eaten the entire batch in one sitting.
My standard refrain about living in a small New England city is “everything is great, except for the bagels.” Now I can say “everything is great. And have you tried my bagels?”

they start like this

and come out like this


The recipe came from Dan Leader’s fantastic book Bread Alone. I found them a tiny bit salty, but otherwise, perfect. They were actually too good for cream cheese. I assure you, these are no “rolls with holes.” After Passover, this may have to become a weekly tradition.

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posted March 21, 2010 at 9:11 pm

thanks for the recipe, amy. it would, indeed, be a hard life without good bagels around!

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posted March 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Wow. We did blueberry pancakes. And I’m not sure, but I think that this week’s menu is spaghetti with tomato sauce, then spaghetti with olive oil and parmy, then random-freezer-leftover-stew with leftover-bread, and so on.
Actually, the pancakes were so good I’m looking at the tiny bit of flour left in the bin and wondering if it’s enough for another batch.
Ooh, and oatmeal for dinner! Yeah!

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posted March 24, 2010 at 11:53 pm

those look yummy! i’ve never made bagels but the recipe i read sounds somewhat simple…
i don’t have that cookbook and can’t get it at the library. is the recipe similar to this one: ? (because i do own the artisan bread cookbook!!!!)

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