Rainbow Bagels for GBBO Week 3

Rainbow Bagels for GBBO Week 3

Rainbow bagels. I was really hoping this wouldn’t be the challenge, but what can you do? As a Jewish New Yorker, I take bagels pretty seriously. The rainbow bagel is a goofy gimmick that really doesn’t need to exist. To put this in perspective, I object to the cinnamon raisin bagel (much to my wife’s dismay). But a challenge is a challenge, so I made them. It didn’t go all that well.

Rainbow Bagels
Rainbow Bagels.. I Guess

I Can Make Bagels

For the record, I know how to make bagels. I’ve never posted them before on the blog, but it’s something I make somewhat regularly, with much better results than the above imply. For example, here is a previous batch..

Less Horrible Bagels

Perfect? No. But way better. The process for rainbow bagels is basically make the dough as you would normally, then divide it into 6 parts and dye each part a different color. This was my first challenge, this isn’t buttercream. Working the color in to the dough was very difficult, and a huge mess. The net step I’ve seen done two different ways. On GBBO they made 6 strands and sort of braided them together. Some folks recommend flattening out the 6 pieces and stacking them then kind of forming a circle and twisting it. I did a bit of a combo of the two which sort of turned in to just mashing it all together because I could not get the 6 pieces to reincorporate and attach very well. So you end up with this..

Unidentified Yeasty Object
Unidentified Yeasty Object

I think you could best describe what I made as what a bagel would look like if you ate it while on acid. The good news is, they tasted just fine. They were a bit weird to eat because of the construction issues from the dough(s), but they were pretty decent to eat. That being said, next time I make bagels I won’t be doing the rainbow variation.

More From Author
The Best Cinnamon Rolls

The Best Cinnamon Rolls

April 4, 2022
Home Made Mallomars

Home Made Mallomars

February 5, 2022
Christmas Bakes

Christmas Bakes

December 29, 2021
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

December 5, 2021

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.