Sorry for the super crappy camera phone pictures.... I have no batteries for my digital and this was too cool not to blog. On Monday i tried making bagels and failed pretty badly. They were totally flat. Even though they had crispy outsides and bubbly, spongy insides, it still did not seem bagelish at all. Tonight I motivated myself to try again. Yeast, flour, sugar and salt for 25 bagels are cheaper than six bagels at the store. So here is my second attempt and they are looking awesome so far. They are still in the oven but smell delish. I combined a few recipes to get a feel for how I should do it this time - thinking that I killed the yeast and also didn't boil long enough on try one. I'll let you know how it goes.