Scharffen Berger Chocolate Chunk Bagels

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by Amber on April 3, 2011

The call to arms went out from @Scharffenberger via Twitter: @SeriousEats had just posted a homemade bagel recipe to their website, SeriousEats.com. Who would be willing to try making chocolate chunk bagels using Scharffen Berger’s baking chunks?

My hand (and @ reply) went up faster than you can say gourmet chocolate. I was first introduced to Scharffen Berger at BlogHer Food in October of last year. Before that, I wasn’t aware it existed. My life has improved markedly since that sunny day in San Francisco, if you hadn’t guessed. Good chocolate can certainly be attributed to some of that. Scharffen Berger chocolate is beautiful, perfect, pure. It’s my favorite chocolate to bake with, and its quality is worth every stinkin’ penny.

I read through the Serious Eats post several times. I was nervous. I’m a Texan. What do I know about making bagels? Until I moved to the East Coast, I’d only ever eaten bagels from the grocery store. It didn’t even occur to me I could make them at home.

People: stop what you’re doing. Listen to me now. Not only can you make bagels at home, but it is easy.

Chocolate Chunk Bagels

The dough comes together in minutes. After it’s risen, simply make yourself an assembly line for the boiling process. Then it’s a toss in the oven to finish. Minus the rising time, it takes 45 minutes to make bagels, from start to finish.

Imagine biting into a freshly baked, freshly toasted chocolate chunk bagel slathered in cream cheese or KerryGold Irish Butter next Sunday morning. It can be your reality. Really.

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