If you live in New York City, you don’t need this book. You’ve got bagel shops like we’ve got Starbucks, on every corner. But if you’re in Texas, Michigan or sunny California; if finding a boiled and baked New York Style bagel is an impossible mission or an epic feat; this book is for you.
Any bagel snob can tell you that Real Bagels Are Boiled, but I’ll tell you why and then show you how to make great traditional bagels in your own kitchen without any fancy tools or mad baking skills.
We’ll go step-by-step through the process:
- making the dough
- shaping your bagels
- boiling and baking to golden brown
- cooling, storing and oh yes,
- EATING your first batch of Buck Naked Bagels
Once you've got a handle on the basics, you can dive into the scrumptious variations; unique takes on familiar favorites such as our Everything Inside and Out, along with creative combinations like Maple Curry and the much-sought-after Bloody Mary Bagel.
Unlike other bagel recipe books that feature a single bagel recipe followed by a slew of spreads and sandwich fixings, Real Bagels Are Boiled is a collection of 20 unique bagel recipes imagined, perfected and taste-tested by Jules Vilmur and crew. (130 pgs with 90 full-color photos)
With extras like the Hummus Heaven Bagelwich, you'll never be hungry again.
With the exception of two bacon-laden offerings, the recipes in this book are suitable for a adaptation to a kosher kitchen.