Have you ever made homemade bagels? I am an avid baker, most of the time that I spend in the kitchen is usually developing a new sweet recipe. Savory food is something I love, but my heart leans toward the flour, the sugar and the butter – Amen to that! I baked a lot of cakes, I played with yeast, but never actually made homemade bagels. However, this changed the past weekend, when I finally made these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bagels. I must say that while the process is lengthy and it involves a few steps, the homemade version tastes so much better!
It wasn’t hard to decide on a flavor, obviously I couldn’t go just with a plain bagel. If you are familiar with my recipes, you know that “plain” is not the word to describe them. Nothing against a plain bagel, I enjoy them actually quiet a lot. However, I figured that if I put all this effort into bagels they better be amazing. So I settled at Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bagels, because you can never go wrong with chocolate!
The Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bagels turned out mouth watering. They were literally perfect. First, they are crispy and shiny on the outside, with a soft and dense center. Also, sweet, with a subtle chocolate flavor from the cacao, and with pieces of delicious chocolate chips thru them. Similarly, they tasted exactly like my beloved New York style bagels. In addition, I followed all the traditional steps, boiled them in honey, for that shiny and sweet finishing. Then, I dipped the bottoms in a little corn meal for some extra texture.