|Gluten Free Asiago Cheese Bagels|
|These have the perfect bagel texture.|
I tried a frozen gluten-free bagel a couple of weeks ago, and it was so bad, I had to spit it out. It was awful. Just awful. (Side note, my other son actually LIKED that nasty bagel and asked me to prep another one for him. It really makes me question all of the times the kid has told me I'm the "best cooker in the world." Hmmmm...)
Now that I've found Better Batter Gluten Free flour, I feel like experimenting more, and I was very excited to try a gluten free bagel. My gluten-limited son says these bagels are "weird, but good."
"What do you mean by 'weird'?"
"Um...uh. It tastes kinda funny, and chewy and fluffy, but good. In a cheesy bread kind of way."
We'll see if he finishes the others I placed in the freezer.
(As for my other son, he LOVES them.)
The flavor here definitely isn't that of a wheat bagel, but my son, who knows asiago bagels, doesn't mind. I actually slice these for him, butter the cut faces, sprinkle with garlic salt, and broil in the oven, sort of like the Toasty Parmesan Garlic Bagels I love so much.
The first time I made these, I made 8 bagels from the recipe, but I think that made them too big and dense, and they didn't bake thoroughly. So the next time, I divided the dough into twelfths, and they turned out perfectly, as you can see in the pics.
P.S. The second batch of these bagels have REALLy gone over well with my gluten-limited son. He's already breezed through this batch in less than a week, so I will be making them again this weekend. Ahhh...it does my mom's heart good to know my son has a replacement for his beloved Sunday morning cheese bagels, AND he can enjoy them any day of the week!