Where are the best bagels in Santa Rosa? Small bagel chains in Sonoma Valley simply don't cut it for me. Nick and I were talking about how a good bagel is SO GOOD, and we couldn't figure out the best bagel place in town. We mean the best of the best, not-just-good-but-great bagels. So I decided to try to make them myself.
I had invited my dad and Midori over for a birthday breakfast, and I thought what better Solstice birthday breakfast than a round like the sun bagel. Also, it is good to try out recipes on your family, because if it is unsuccessful they will still be your family.
Bagels should be golden and shiny to look at, with a crunchy crust and chewy inside.
I gave it my best shot; knead, wait, roll, boil, bake. The hardest part was keeping my "O" together, the ends didn't want to stick. However, we noticed they were "G" shaped and decide it was intentional.
I think they turned out pretty damn good.
I wasn't keeping track or anything, but I did happen to notice a few people helping themselves to seconds and even thirds.