30 June 2011

The Artisan Bagel Baker returns!

I dunno, I go out to work for four hours and come back to find the Artisan Bagel Baker has been busy in my kitchen!

Yes indeed, hubby has found his yeast-flavoured baking wings.  Well and truly!

Today - get this - he ventured to produce these four beautiful plain (if plain is a satisfactory description, which I really think perhaps it isn't) bagels ....

along with four beautiful Red Pepper, Olive & Parmesan bagels.  Oh yes, you read that correctly.  Look at this 'ere picture and prepare to dribble, all ye bagel fanciers out there.

*happy sigh*

I was greeted, upon returning home, by the questions "would you like a cup of tea?" and "are you hungry?", which last loaded question I answered with "why, what's on offer?".   So we promptly road-tested one of the Red Pepper, Olive and Parmesan bagels with cream cheese.  Oh and it was T.D.F.  (Easily translated as "to die for").

Apparently, hubby had made the flavoured bagels by creating a tapenade of sweet peppers, green queen olives, parmesan cheese and olive oil - which he then mixed (with some difficulty, apparently) into the bagel dough.  He saved a little bit of parmesan for sprinkling just before they went into the oven.  Gorgeous!

Now, we're going to invite suggestions for bagel flavours.  What flavour would YOU like to see in a bagel?

If you're new to Rhubarb & Ginger and haven't followed hubby's Bagel-baking activities in the past, they all started here.



  1. oooooooh! Wow! They look fantastic......
    Wish someone would say that to me when l came home....But Sophia Loren still won't marry me....
    Does'nt even reply to my e-mails....! :0).

  2. She just doesn't know what she's missing, that's the trouble! :)

  3. Not desperately exciting but I would love to recreate the blueberry bagels that I had while on holiday in the US a few years ago. Toasted and slathered in cream cheese they make an amazing breakfast...

    Loving the sound of these as well.


  4. Ooooh, blueberry! I'm liking the sound of that. I was thinking of Christmas spices with dried fruit, which is no more exciting than the blueberry idea. LOL

    How about pineapple and coconut? Or maybe rum'n'raisin? Or Chorizo and sundried tomato? Pesto flavour?

    Come on, someone else must have an idea!


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