I was visiting a friend recently and she casually offered me bagels for breakfast—she just had to finish baking them she said.

Baking them? You see, she had let them rise overnight, then finished them off in the morning so they’d be warm and crusty for breakfast. She had made them from scratch.

If that isn’t impressive I don’t know what is. I asked her to move in with me. She said she’d have to ask her husband first.

But it got me to wondering… I’m a New Yorker, shouldn’t bagel-making abilities be part of my DNA?

So I gave these buggers a try.

They were all warm and plump and made for a perfect weekend breakfast treat.

Feeling up for it? Give ’em a try… it’s worth it. The full recipe is over here on this other little site I write for…