Have you ever tried baking something without a recipe? It can be a little hard right? Especially since baking puts a lot of emphasis on following recipes. This is because the measurement of the ingredients, the ratio of the flour to sugar and what not, are all KEY to SUCCESSFUL BAKING.
But in this show, you will see this group of guys, Keith, Eugene, Ned and Zach who try to bake bagels WITHOUT A RECIPE! And of course, you’re going to see a lot of hilarious mishaps!
They are so funny and all have different perspectives on and approaches to baking and winning.
Keith has no clue how to do it but guesses that he’s got to boil them. He is making a ‘his dad’s favourite flavor’ or also known as the cinnamon raisin bagel.
Eugene won the bread round last time, so he has a feeling it might turn out ok. Even in the last show, he was the one who won! He will be making what he calls the ‘asian chaos’, a korean stir fry of a little bit of everything.
Ned has some experience on bread so he thinks he might help him this time! This time he will be making the classic sesame bagels.
Zach admits he is not good at it but since he is Jewish he bagels have Jewish roots, he wants to try his best! He will be making the ‘everything bagel’.
They will have 2 hours to present their bagels to the panel of judges;
- Jamie who is a bagel eater hahaha!
- Jessica, a marketing consultant, who judges the food and if it should be on the menu
As they are cooking, you will also see Nick Schreiber who is the Co-Owner and Chef at Belles Bagels.
He will show you the basic ingredients you need to make the bagel.
TIPS YOU CAN LEARN FROM THIS COOKING SHOW:
INCORPORATE FLAVORS DURING MIXING
If you want to jazz it up by adding certain flavors, you gotta do it when you are mixing the dough.
DO NOT ADD TOO MUCH WATER
Bagels are a low-hydration bread, so you should not add too much water. Otherwise it might not even turn out as a bagel.
THE DOUGH TEXTURE
You are looking for something that is not too sticky, overall smooth and consistent.
HOW TO SHAPE THE BAGEL
- Roll it into a ball, then punch a finger in the middle and roll it out.
- Roll it into a long ‘snake’ then connect the two ends.
- PRO METHOD: Roll into a 11/12-ich log, wrap around the back of your hand and seal it against the table with your hand.
BAGELS SHOULD FLOAT ON TOP
If your bagels don’t float to the top during boiling, it means they have not been proofed long enough. If they sink to the bottom, it means they are under proofed.
BOILING TIME = THICKNESS OF CRUST
The longer you boil it, the thicker the crust on the bagel.
Check out the video here to see how their bagels turned out and who wins:
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