Friday, February 13, 2009

Bung It.

Zounds! I made bagels!! I feel like it's the pasta post all over again! Woo! I made bagels, people!!!

I have had this recipe for ages, in my folder of printed out recipes that I want to try and for some reason, yesterday morning I decided to make them for lunch!
The recipe itself went a long way to encourage me to try this... v. simple and non-threatening. No 'only use high gluten flour' or 'insert thermometer into boiling water to ensure proper temperature' or 'use special magik baking powder to get that glossy glow- if you use sugar it won't be as glossy, no, really, just don't'. Yes, you can make super awesome bagels with just three cups of all purpose flour, some sugar, yeast and flour!!

Ahghl agl aaaggghhhlllll... they were soooo good fresh out of the oven, and really didn't take that long to make! Also, they were quite fun to make- poking the holes through with your thumb, putting them in the boiling water and then seeing them all puffy when they came out, taking them out of the oven all golden and shiny! And tearing into them, chewy outside, soft inside! Yumm! I'm going to make these Saturday morning, can't wait!

So we had them for dinner, with soup, too. This was just a basic vegetable soup.

1 can garbanzos, undrained
8 small purple potatoes, chopped into little pieces
1 carrot, chopped into little pieces
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 C small pasta
1 T oil
3 T 'chickn' broth
1/4 t mustard powder
1/4 t celery powder
1 t parsley, crushed
1 t oregano, crushed
dash paprika and pepper
1 t salt
4 - 6 C water

Bung it all into a pot (actually, saute the onion, garlic and carrot first) bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender and pasta is cooked.

Super enjoying "Little, Big". Great February reading.


Anonymous said...

Your bagels look fab!
I've never liked bagels myself, but T.V does, so I might have a go at making some (if they are as easy to make as you suggest!).

VeganCraftastic said...

Mmm, I'll have to try that bagel recipe!

elizabeth said...

becks- gee, i'm gonna miss you!!! hope your food stuff gets better and that you'll find a way through! will miss your fantastic creativity and thoughtfulness!!

thanks vegancraftastic- hey, do give the bagels a try, it's fun!