Baking Susan

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TWD: Bagels

Our host this week is Heather at Heather’s Bytes.  Well, these bagels were fun to make.  I have never made bagels before, and never knew you had to boil them.  My first batch I made the bagels too big (the hole in the center), so once baked they didn’t look right.  But the second time around I corrected that and they turned out well.  I topped them with onion, garlic, and salt since that is what my hubby likes.  That being said, I probably won’t make them again.  We don’t eat bagels very often, so we will probably just purchase the few we eat.




The host this week is Rebecca at This Bountiful Backyard.  First off, I must say I was epecting this to be a quick bread recipe.  What a surprise to find that it was a yeast bread and needed to rise overnight.  That being said, it wasn’t too labor intensive despite this.  I couldn’t find fresh or frozen cranberries just yet, so I used dried cranberries.  Also, I had pecans on hand so used those instead of the walnuts.  So I guess you could say I made “craisin pecan pumpkin loaves.”  I didn’t have the smaller loaf pans, so I used a larger size also.  Personally, this wasn’t my favorite.  I had been so excited to make it since I just love pumpkin, but I didn’t find it to have much pumpkin flavor.  It is good enjoyed as I would enjoy cinnamon raisin bread (toasted with butter), just wasn’t the intense pumpkin I was looking for.


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