I did it! As you may recall, I had been dying to try out Liz of Say YES! to Hoboken's boiled-then-baked New York-style bagels.
I am living proof that it truly doesn't take much baking prowess to make a darn good bagel from scratch! All you need is a Kitchen Aid mixer, some yeast and flour, toppings of your choosing, and a fantastic recipe. The rest is gravy. So I had a little brunch in the backyard. A little Cornhole, a little homemade bagel; throw in some mimosas and cherries and I just don't see what else you need in life.