So, I am a regular patron of my local Trader Joe's, and whenever I go there one of my staples is their bags of wheat mini bagels. I'm seriously addicted. Really. Whenever I take them home I freeze them (no guarantee I'll eat them right away as I bake fairly often) but whenever I want them I take them out, microwave the ice out, and toast them up in my toaster oven. It really does an awesome job of recreating the "freshly baked"ness , maybe because the bread is soggy after microwaving and then the outside gets toasted up, leaving a chewy crust and a creamy soft yummy center (can you tell I'm eating them right now?)
Anyways, they recently jacked up their prices here from about $1.70 to $2+ and I was wondering if anyone has had any success making mini bagels out of a whole wheat bagel recipe? Or just mini bagels in general?
I've made bagels with some success before, but the last time I made mini bagels they turned out frighteningly hard and crunch - kind of like ka'ak rings? Plus they didn't brown at all. (and I made sure to check the oven constantly and adjust the baking time as well...)
Any help to feed my strange addiction would be appreciated :) Thanks!