High Gluten Flour is available in most supermarkets.
King Arthur markets theirs as "Special Bread Flour"
I have a great bagel recipe,..they are a bit involved to make,..but not that bad.
The best recipe I have is in my files at work,..I'll post it for you tomorrow evening!
lilk, the malt is extremely important. Get malt syrup if you can and put it in the water that you boil the bagels in. They are a lot of work so be prepared. I have a bagel cookbook that I got from King Arthur Flour
I think you can search their recipe archive.
Thanks everyone! The housemate has recieved a summary of your knowledge and still wants to make some bagels.....
It sounds like a lot of fun if 2 people are making them.
Don't forget to let us know how it goes ;-)
Ok, Montana. But, we may not get around to it until we are all stir crazy this winter.
I hear ya Littlek. Winter is the best time ;-)
Good article on making your own bagels in the LA Times food section this week - no link right now - I'm about to retire to dreamland. (It didn't sound hard to me.)
OK, it's tomorrow already, so here it is -
Bagel-making Secrets for Home Bakers
s'funny, I was re-reading this thread just after the a2k re-launch
I'm looking forward to your report.
our bagels come from st. viateur bagel makers in montreal .
crisp on the outside - chewy on the inside - they are GOOD !!!
Well, you're spoiled, hamburger... Montreal is famous for good bagels..
there is only one store in kingston "having the privilege" of getting those bagels .
they usually arrive on wednesday at 1 pm and are sold out before the day is over !
be there or be square <GRIN>