Starting a little different this time, first, the recipe because EVERYONE loves bagels and if you’re a runner, the chewy, multi-flavor bread circles welcome you at the end of a race.
This recipe was taken, pretty much, ingredient-for-ingredient, measure-for-measure, from the blogger “ButterYum”. It’s easy, although I used my bread maker on dough setting, and the result was perfect!
Here is the link: Butter Yum Bagels
Here is the recipe as I made them: Homemade Apple Spice Wheat Bagels
Ingredients for the bagels: Put the following into your bread maker as follows
- 3/4 cup warm water, 105-115F
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 TBS Apple Pie Spice
- 1 tsp dark brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon barley malt syrup (you can substitute honey, molasses, agave nectar, etc)
- 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 TBS canola oil
- 1 1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast
Put the bread maker on dough setting and allow to cycle.
When done, divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll each into an 8-inch rope (about 1/2-inch thick). Join the two ends together and roll the joined section on the counter to hold the ends together. Place formed bagels on a sheet pan and set aside for 30-60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425F. *I somehow missed the oven setting so I baked my bagels at 375 F.
To Boil the Bagels ) *BEFORE BAKING! … you need
- 12 cups water
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
In a large stock pot, bring the water and brown sugar to a very gentle boil (few bubbles). Have a sheet pan fitted with a cooling rack nearby.
Gently boil bagels, 3 at a time, for about 60 seconds on each side. Remove from the water and drain on cooling rack. Blot bottoms if necessary before placing bagels on a parchment lined sheet pan.
For the egg wash:
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- *Optional ingredient: Whole Rolled Oats
Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with optional ingredients if desired. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool and enjoy. Note: recipe can be doubled.
Now the CHIT – CHAT…
As a runner, I found this very interesting. The Wall Street Journal Article “OK, You’re a Runner, Get Over It”. Written by Chad Stafko. It wasn’t the article I found interesting, it was all the feed back and other bloggers addressing the issue:
.. et al.
When I read the article, I thought “THAT’S ME!” …only with some contradictions. For one, I run very early in the morning so I WON’T BE SEEN. I’m used to running by myself or with my dogs. I don’t need to have the city of Utica recognize it’s me on the road.
As for wearing running shirts, jackets, GUILTY. To run a marathon, to quality for Boston, is quite an achievement. I don’t want to brag about it but I DO want to welcome conversation from fellow runners who have run marathons or great races. In fact, I could listen for HOURS to stories of fellow runners. I know our friends and family members get bored with it. Their just not into it, I’m ok with that but I want a group who does want to talk about it. That’s why I’m in Utica Road Runners and I really enjoy our gatherings.
I completely agree with the response from the running blog world in defense of our sport. It’s ours. It’s personal. Runners run for a reason as foot ball players play football, as golfers play golf, as DRINKERS DRINK…thank goodness we are not all the same. There are so many interests and topics thrown in our face daily that many of us are just not interested in but do we write an offensive (to some) article about it in the WSJ? Probably not. … And as for trying to get attention, well why did this CHAD character write the article in the first place? Why DOES HE WRITE at all?! Isn’t THAT for attention??!!
Did you read the article?
What are your thoughts…as a runner? … as a non-runner?