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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