My first post will be about Cinnamon Raisin Bagels. A few weeks a go I got this book called 1001 cupcakes, cookies & other tempting treats at Barns and Nobles, well i was really excited because on every page there was something that i wanted to bake and every recipe had an alternative recipe to it, which made it better! Well on page 63 there was a bagel recipe and my dad usually likes eating bagels in the morning and i saw on the alternative recipe box a way to make it a cinnamon raisin bagel (which my dad loves). so on Friday I told him that I would make these bagels and then see if he likes them compared to the store bought ones. He hasn't tried it, but he said he would once he got back from golf this afternoon, and I'm really excited! i love it when people taste the things I bake even if I don't like one of the ingredients (I don't happen to like raisins...I don't think...and so I'll probably just eat around the raisins).
the first time I made the dough it turned out like this: