Science of making bagels – Why & How to boil bagels

Here in the Netherlands bagels aren’t that common. You can find the plain variety in various supermarkets, but that’s about it. So, when I feel like eating special bagels, I’ll have to make them myself. That’s when I realized that the characteristic chewy, dense bagel texture is actually because of its special production process. …

Making donuts – discovering water roux!

Some time ago, I decided to give donut making a shot. To be honest, I don’t eat donuts often at all, here in the Netherlands donuts aren’t that widely available (instead, we do eat oliebollen for new year’s, which are different though). Most supermarkets do have at least one box of …