So, I just made bagels. Bagels! They taste like bagels. They look mostly like bagels (though a bit misshapen.) They smell like bagels. I got the recipe from Vegan Brunch. It is surprisingly easy to make bagels. It is just flour, water, a tiny bit of sugar, a tiny bit of salt, some wheat gluten, and yeast. That’s it! I never would have thought it was so simple!
Next time, I’m going to try adding some berries or chocolate chips. I also would like to try to make a crispy cinnamon coating (like the Cinnamon Crunch bagels you can get at Panera.)
Overall, the bagels were a success!
I also made a Garden Herb Spread (also from Vegan Brunch) to go along with the bagels. It includes cashiews, tofu, and lots of herbs. I balked at the idea of having to purchase fresh basil, thyme, oregano, and tarragon (expensive) and used dried herbs instead. It definitely affected the flavor and texture… The spread is still good, and I think I’m going to play around with it a little bit to make the flavors stronger. It wasn’t excellent, but I know that’s my fault for not buying the right products.