Class Report

How to Win Friends and Influence People With Bagels

Teacher: Danielle Witt
Location: Danielle’s Place
Date: June 14, 2015

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At KCDC’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People with Bagels,” students learned how to make bagels, a feat which has the power to impress at any brunch.

The class started with a sampling of Danielle’s homemade bagels. As you can see, a homemade bagel is worth the effort.

First, Danielle talked about making bagel dough and how to shape a bagel. Traditionally, the bagel dough is rolled into a 9-inch rope, with the ends connected to form a ring shape. Another method is to shape the dough into a flat ball, then poke a hole through it. Students used both methods.

Next, it was time to boil the bagels. The boiling process is what gives bagels their distinctive texture. (Skipping this step will produce a bread roll.) The bagels were dipped in the water for 45 seconds on each side, then placed on a baking sheet.  

After all of the bagels were boiled, they were coated with an egg-white wash and sprinkled with toppings, such as sesame seeds.

The bagels were then put into the oven to bake. The final result: delicious bagels!