Since moving east we have been missing our favorite bagels. I found this recipe on pinterest and shockingly followed it exactly!
Above are plain bagels.
I added white chocolate chips to 2 of them just to see. I was please do see them handle the boiling process really well, even staying in place. I think next time I would add them BEFORE the rising just to secure them better.
They baked up great, but lost a bit of the chip shape. The last ones I did were a combo of cinnamon and brown sugar in a bit of melted butter. I topped the bagels immediately after they came out of the over. They look lightly topped, but the flavor was perfect.
These bagels were a bit of work, I think the fact that you can split it into 2 days helps, starting the afternoon before them baking off the next day whenever works for you is great. The recipe makes a good amount of bagels and they freeze really well. A friend came through from our former town and she said they taste just like the ones we are used to.