Gingerbread bagels

So remember last year when I went nutzo trying to find gingerbread bagels at Panera? To the point I had my dad in NJ go buy me some and freeze them to give to me? My dad rocks :) (Mom you rock too don't worry, plus she's the one to give the message to my dad to pick them up!).

Well I've been craving them something fierce so I attempted to make my own again... the good news, the texture was spot on! The bad news... they did not look or taste like Paner's gingerbread bagels... but you know what? It's all good... because the gingerbread bagels are back at Panera!!! Seriously go chow some!!! They are like crack with hazelnut cream cheese... yes please... bring them ON!!!

OK back to my bagels, my coworkers were surprised that the texture was so good considering they didn't look so hot LOL. Darn you gingerbread bagels... I will master you one of these days!

26 chews:

VeggieGirl said...

SO enticing!! And hey, they look perfect to me - the taste is most important, I say :)

Steph said...

I'm glad you got the texture part right!

Ang said...

I'm always way to intimated to try to make bagels. The gingerbread w/ hazelnut is amazing I must agree!

Anne said...

I totally remember that last year! It was so cute--I really need to try those bagels. And hey, at least you got the texture right. I'm sure you can get it :)

Jeanne said...

They are SOOO good. Thnx so much for telling me about them. I lovelovelove them!
Unfortunately yours are so... not dark. Hmm. I think this calls for another attempt. Or another trip to panera.
At least the texture was good!

stephchows said...

I totally got the dark the first time I made them!

http://stephchows.blogspot.com/2009/03/attempt-at-gingerbread-bagels.html

But the texture was way off... this time, texture but no dark LOL

Maria said...

Gingerbread is the perfect flavor for this time of year! YUM!

Megan said...

Nice try!! I totally get wanting to make some of your favorite things at home. I tried to make Starbucks' cranberry bliss bars last year. They were good but the flavor was not the same, and the texture was cakier.

Never mind the looks, I'm impressed that you've made bagels at all, Steph! Getting the texture right is huge ... congrats!

Mags said...

I have never had a gingerbread bagel but you've sure got me wanting to try them!

I'm with Diva on a Diet. It's impressive you made bagels, and gingerbread sounds so divine :)

Ann said...

Oh my gosh, I have to try them! I haven't even heard of Gingerbread bagels (my old fave was their trail mix bagels which I haven't seen in forever) and with hazelnut cream cheese? I can't wait! I look forward to the day you master them:)

Sal said...

Well, "A" for effort, at least! I do love bagels; think I'll have to stop by the local Panera Bread and see if they've got any!

Anonymous said...

It was very interesting for me to read this article. Thanks for it. I like such topics and everything connected to them. I definitely want to read more on that blog soon.

They look fun! Why do we have to make our food look like the ones in the store with their little perfect circles and blah blah? LOL!! I've never had Gingerbread bagels, but that does sound good :o)

Brad said...

Great creativeness, sounds like it tastes good dipped in coffee?

Special K said...

I made a scone version of these in little muffin tins! You continue to inspire me! Check out my post later this week!

Good thing I have no Panera anywhere near me, or I would be there everyday for those! They sound amazing. Hope you can get the recipe down pat :-)

Jennifer said...

If you wanted to share the recipe you have so far, I'd love to help play around with figuring out the recipe! I'm going to give it a go myself anyway, but thought two heads(or ovens!) might be better than one. :cD

stephchows said...

jennifer - great idea! It's at John's house, so I'll grab it this weekend and email it to you!

Jennifer said...

If you wanted to share the recipe you have so far, I'd love to help play around with figuring out the recipe! I'm going to give it a go myself anyway, but thought two heads(or ovens!) might be better than one. :cD

Good thing I have no Panera anywhere near me, or I would be there everyday for those! They sound amazing. Hope you can get the recipe down pat :-)

They look fun! Why do we have to make our food look like the ones in the store with their little perfect circles and blah blah? LOL!! I've never had Gingerbread bagels, but that does sound good :o)

I'm with Diva on a Diet. It's impressive you made bagels, and gingerbread sounds so divine :)

Never mind the looks, I'm impressed that you've made bagels at all, Steph! Getting the texture right is huge ... congrats!

Ann said...

Oh my gosh, I have to try them! I haven't even heard of Gingerbread bagels (my old fave was their trail mix bagels which I haven't seen in forever) and with hazelnut cream cheese? I can't wait! I look forward to the day you master them:)

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