For lunch I eat quite often bagels that I buy in supermarket nearby my work. They have one brand that I like quite much but not always. It's been a long time I've been thinking about making some bagels myself but I imagined that making them with a good shape and the boiling+baking kind of stopped me from trying: it's gonna take too much time I was thinking. How stupid!!!
But recently the itch of trying got more and more important and I finally did. First, it was much shorter and simpler than I thought and quite fun; second, shaping them was easy and fun; third, they are the best bagels I've eaten so far, except maybe in NY, but I don't remember well, it was quite some time ago!! I made only very few, rather small (the proportions were for 4 or 5 bagels, I made 6), plain and multigrain types.
As for the recipe, since it was my first time and it was too perfect, I want to try again with more variety before giving you a recipe. I'm thinking there was a lot of beginners/first timers luck there!!!