last week i tried my hand at making bagels and you know what? they tasted amazing! when matt got home from teaching he ate three of them! the trick is boiling the dough for 2 minutes. i also sprinkled a mixture of sesame and poppy seeds, garlic powder and sea salt on top after i was finished boiling them. then i baked the bagels for 20 minutes and wah-la...homemade delicious bagels. i got the recipe by goggling homemade bagels and clicked on the first one. make sure the recipe you use includes a bath for the little buddies. that's what makes them soooo great!