Bagels for breakfast

Using one of our bread recipe books, my husband made homemade bagels for breakfast this morning. They are whole wheat with cinnamon sugar and raisins.

In the above photo are the bagels before they’ve been cooked.

To prepare the bagels, one first cooks them in simmering water for three minutes, flipping them after the first two minutes. Then the bagels are transferred to the oven onto a bread stone. A broiler pan with a cup of water is placed underneath the stone to use for steam cooking.

Oh, and they were mighty delicious. Don’t think we’ll be going back to the store-bought kind!