Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wow, those went fast.

All of my bagels were sold out at 9:40am yesterday morning. I think that is a record for the 15 dozen I brought, but I'd have to check last year's records to be sure. Thanks to everyone who helped me sell out so early, it gave me a chance to shop at the Farmer's Market and bring home some tomatoes and cucumbers.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bagel Pictures

One of my customers has sent me some wonderful pics of my bagels prepped for eating. So here is one of them, big thanks to Aly for her photographic endeavors!

The weather is forecast for scattered thunderstorms this Saturday, let's hope it stays clear in the morning.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

new mixer cranking out the bagels..

I forgot to post this, but last week I purchased a 10 qt Anvil commercial mixer.  It is a fine machine, and cranks out the bagel dough beautifully.  Unlike the KitchenAid 600 (which is a fine machine, but not made for the amount of baking I do) it is made to handle a big 3.5 lb lump of dough, 12-16 times in a single day every Friday during Farmer's Market season.

Today I'm doing experiments with Lime Basil bagels (tried once before, trying again for better results) at the request of a friend, and I'm also trying challah bagels.  The first batch of challah bagels has shown me that they need a lower bake temp because they are much higher in sugar content than the other bagels, and the outside browns quickly.  I'll play around with them in the future, but doubt that they will become a high demand item.

Friday, June 5, 2009

no market for me this weekend...

I have a commercial mixer on order but it didn't make it to me yet, so no baking today and no market for me tomorrow.  My apologies to the regular customers who usually stop by, I'll be bringing you bagels unless something else delays the arrival of my new mixer this coming week.