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Bagels with Asiago (BBB October 2016)

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Bread Baking Babes October 2016 summary: recipe for Bagels, based on recipes in “Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Bread Every Day” and an article by Peter Reinhart in “Fine Cooking”; being a bagel purist; Asiago cheese; new digital scales and why they should be thoroughly researched in advance; how to turn a two day process into one of three days; a Bread Baking Babes project; World Bread Day; World Food Day; (click on images to see larger views and more photos)

Bread Baking Babes (BBB) October 2016: Asiago Bagels

Asiago and Bagels There’s nobody so adamant as a recent convert…

It should be noted that I did not grow up eating bagels. In fact, I had never even heard of a bagel until I was in my twenties; the first bagel I ate was with some university friends in a bagel shop in New York City. The shop offered all kinds of toppings, including: butter, cream cheese, liverwurst, peanut butter and jelly, and of course, lox and cream cheese…. Because I had never had a bagel, my friends suggested that I try a traditional topping of cream cheese on my poppy seed bagel.

I tried it. I was in heaven.

It. Was. The. Best. Bun. I. Had. Ever. Tasted.

So, when Karen (Karen’s Kitchen Stories) told us that she had decided on bagels for the BBBabes’ October 2016 project, I jumped with joy. (continue reading )

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