6/18/10

Raw Sprouted Bagels :)


Whoa baby...is it Friday already? Time really does fly when you're havin' fun:)

I have been spending lots of time outside, enjoying the sun(finally) and of course playing in my happy raw kitchie!

Thank you all for the wonderful comments on my last post, Real Cream Cheese. Of course the real credit goes to Poemomm for creating the recipes and posting them for everyone to enjoy:)

I appreciate everyone who wished me well about my computer problems. A few hours after I complained...I mean mentioned it in my post, my hubby came home with a shopping bag with a road runner on it. Beep, Beep!! What a great surprise:) He hooked me up with a new internet connection. He said something about me suffering long enough...lol! Actually I think it was because he needed to use the computer the other night and realized how terrible the dial-up connection was:)

I was finally able to watch some of the videos I have always just scrolled past. I got a chance to see how cute you all are:) I remembered a video I really wished I could see a few days earlier by amazing raw Chef Russell James. Although his cheese in the video totally blew me away, I used his suggestions to make a little cheese plate of my own.

Thank you Russell, my mouth was very happy!

So, back to the topic of this post...Raw Bagels

After making the lovely cream cheese earlier in the week, my thoughts immediately went to wishing for a bagel to go with it. You can use any thick bread recipe you like to make bagels, but I had a jar of sprouted soft white wheat on hand so I used a simple Essene dough. I added a drizzle of agave and olive oil with a pinch of salt to taste. The amount of wheat I had made 8 mini-bagels:)

Here are a few pictures to show how simple it is to shape a raw bagel:

Process sprouted wheat with agave, oil and salt until a ball forms. Remove from processor and knead the dough by hand for a minute if needed.

Shape dough into a round, and cut into 8 pie shaped pieces

Roll each segment into a ball

Flatten each ball slightly and poke a hole in the middle, use a spoon handle, dowel, or clean finger:)

Place on mesh sheets to dry, and brush with water and sprinkle with desired toppings. Dry at 112 degrees for about 6-8 hours until the outside is crisp and dry and inside is slightly moist. I like to make small bagels so the inside is less likely to sour. Also, I get to eat two or three if they are little!

Since the cream cheese was only a sweet memory by the time I made the bagels, I enjoyed them as a BLT.

So good!

I also made a 2-bite bagel with sprouted rye topped with caraway seeds:)

Click here to see an earlier post about Essene bread:)

Well, the sun is calling to me again...have a great weekend everyone, especially all you wonderful fathers out there!

27 comments:

Candice said...

Oh wow these look amazing! I have been craving bagels lately and I am DEFINITELY going to have to try these. YUM! :) :) :)

Thanks!

Lauren said...

Oh my word..this are amazing!!!!!!! Holy yum!!! I am so impressed! ;) Have a great weekend!

Nelly said...

i am totally impressed!!!!

wow!!!

have a beautiful weekend.

Pam said...

Awe Ang!..that was so sweet of your hubby..so happy for you! Amazing raw bagels and cream cheese...makes me want some...you are AWESOME friend!

That little sammie bite...looked SO good!

Enjoy! xoxo

Melissa said...

Angela you are just so talented! I love your mini-bagels. That sammie had me drooling and that bacon looks like the real thing...I had to take a second look HAHA!
Thank you for sharing everything with us all!
Have a glorious, sunshine filled weekend!

Antony said...

How delicious! I've been craving bagels this week and have succumbed several times ... perhaps next time I'll sprout some wheat instead! :-)

bitt of raw said...

Your bagels are so cute! No sprouted wheat for me...but I have seen a raw bagel recipe with almond pulp and zucchini. Since you got me interested maybe I will try it.

Glad hubby listened and your connection is better now. Yippee!

Isle Dance said...

You continue to suprise and DELIGHT US!! BLESS you!!

Pure2raw twins said...

Wow these look great. I am so impressed!! You are so talented!

YUM!!

The Raw Butterfly said...

Ooh, they look good! So breadlike if you know what I mean! Your cheese plate looks great too. xxx

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

May I please move in next door to you?? oh well, never mind...you probably don't want some crazy lady hanging around with her nose pressed against your window pane looking for raw food goodies. ;-)

Those bagels look...I don't have the adjective!

Heather Pace said...

OMG! Can I come over for a bagel?!?! We can trade moonies for bagels?! hehehe

Those are divine! As is your cream cheese!

You rawk! Angela!

Camille (Raw Candy) said...

These look incredible, how impressive!! I can't believe how much they appear to look like baked bagels in texture.

VeganLisa said...

I have to make these for my Mom. She would love them. Thank you for the fabulous idea.

La Mama Naturale' said...

Talk about creativity and amazing... OMGosh...these are absolutely BRILL!!! Love that you always set the bar high! You rawk, indeed!! :)

Magic of Spice said...

Everything looks so good...And that cheese plate is divine:)

Girl on Raw said...

I, too, love playing in my raw kitchie hehe.

Your bagels have blown me away. They look amazing. Oh yum, why wouldn't you eat this way all the time?!

I loved Russ's video too. He is so cute.

Oh and thanks so much lovely for the contribution to my post's discussion!

Julia said...

I have been craving bagels ever since reading your cream cheese post! This is definitely going in the list of things I must try!

Have fun in the sun!

kelli said...

angela, you rawk my socks off! will you move in next door to me?=)

xoxoxo

Angelique said...

Those bagels are lovely! And I have never tried a raw cheese recipe before but will now, thanks to the clarity of your instructions and pictures. Thanks Angela!

VeganLisa said...

I've got wheat sprouting right now to give this a try. I am going to do a raisin cinnamon version. What temperature did you use to dehydrate your bagels? 8 hours doesn't seem like very long - but I can just keep checking them around that time. I will post the results.

evergreen said...

Thank you, everyone, for such amazing comments. I appreciate you all so much for being here:)

VeganLisa...Your raisin cinnamon bagel sounds wonderful! Sorry I did not post the temperature, I will edit:) I dehydrated mine at 112 degrees. They were quite small, so they did not take too long. I am looking forward to your bagel post!

Carissa said...

These bagals are darling! Ok, tell me the truth, how hard were they to make? I have always wanted to try making some but never have. When I was growing up my mom would make white egg bagels.

VeganLisa said...

Hi evergreen...the bagels are fabulous. I need to take some photos today to share with you. I am really happy with the results. The texture is quite similar to Mana Bread. Love it!

nutellacube said...

oh my god. forget fancy desserts, THIS is the reason i need a dehydrator asap. this and kale chips...

evergreen said...

Thanks, Carissa! They are really very easy to make, try it and see:)

@VeganLisa, So happy your bagels were a success! Can't wait to see your pictures:)

@nutellacube...I hear ya on the kale chips!!! A dehydrator does add another dimension to the raw food diet:)

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

wow... I can't even say more...

wow.. so yum

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