The best Bagels of your life!

Tuesday I saw my ex boyfriend again. I don’t know if it was a good idea, but we had a lot of fun so well, we’ll see what happens …
In short, we had a picnic. For this occasion I had made Bagels and I must say that for an improvisation, I did pretty well. Do you want the recipe ?
Well let’s go for the best Bagels of your life!

What? Me, exaggerating? never ! It’s not my type.
Well, maybe I’m not very objective, so I’ll let you judge on the spot.

For 8 soft and golden bagels (I have planned the rest for my breakfasts):

Ingredients :

  • 200 ml of hot water
  • 1 sachet of instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 30 ml of vegetable oil
  • 60 ml of honey
  • 600g of flour
  • 250 ml of water + 60 ml of malted barley syrup or honey
  • Sesame seeds.

Preparation :

  1. In a large bowl, combine the water with the yeast, sugar and salt until dissolved.
  2. Add the egg, egg yolk, oil and honey. Mix well.
  3. Gradually add flour to form a dough while stirring constantly. Knead for about ten minutes and add a little more flour if you see that the dough sticks.
  4. Cover for 15 minutes.
  5. Bring out the air by lightly kneading the dough by hand and divide into 8 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ring.
  6. Cover with a clean towel and leave for a good 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 230 ° C.
  8. Boil 1 cup of water with 1/4 cup of malted barley syrup or honey.
  9. Boil each bagel for 30 seconds in the mixture. Remove excess water and cover with sesame seeds.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.

A little idea for a simple garnish:

In a bowl, mix 8 large tablespoon of cream cheese, with 4 teaspoons of curry, 2 teaspoons of strong mustard and 4 teaspoons of honey.
Spread your bagels with your preparation;
Add slices of roast chicken or pan-fried cutlets and avocado slices!


4 simple recipes for a good picnic

Today it is sunny and warm, a perfect time for cycling and a picnic with friends!

Everyone had prepared a dish to share with others. Personally I stayed simple by making tuna, hard-boiled egg and mayonnaise Wraps


For 4 people, we need:

  • 4 Wheat tortillas
  • 125g canned tuna
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • The juice of a lemon
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • Some lettuce leaves
  • Salt pepper.

For the preparation :

Cut the tomato and cucumber into cubes, crumble the tuna and boiled eggs, mix them all with the mayonnaise, salt, pepper and lemon juice in a salad bowl.

We place some lettuce leaf in the center of the tortillas, then a little of our mixture and roll our tortillas to form our wraps.

All that remains is to keep them in the refrigerator until they are put in the cooler.

Our friend Medhi made us a hummus, I admit that I knew only the industrialist and personally I did not like that. But when it’s homemade, it’s true that it’s very good.


For 6 people (yes he had planned wide!) :

1 can of natural chickpeas
5 tablespoons sesame puree
1 lemon
1 pinch of salt
3 tablespoon of olive oil (I’m sure he put in a lot more!)

For the preparation :

The chickpeas are rinsed in cold water and drained, before mixing with the sesame purée, lemon juice and salt, while pouring the olive oil little by little.

To taste fresh with good bread. (It’s super tasty with avocado!)

Lucine, made us a Lebanese tabbouleh

Lebanese Tabbouleh!

Always for 4 people :

30g of fine bulgur (or couscous for those who prefer)
4 ripe tomatoes, but firm
3 lemons
2 green onions
3 bunches of parsley
4 sprigs of mint
4 tablespoons of olive oil (I suspect there were more ^^ ‘)
1 pinch of pepper
1 pinch of cinnamon.
1 pinch of salt

For the preparation :

We swell the bulgur in the juice of 2 lemons, with the salt and chilli, we add the tomatoes and then seeded and cut into cubes, WITHOUT MIXING. (Do not mix the tabbouleh before serving it keeps the flavors longer)
Finely chopped parsley is added, still without stirring.
The onions are very finely cut before being placed on parsley and sprinkled with cinnamon.
We bury the mint leaves in the parsley to prevent them from blackening

Just before serving, add the olive oil and you can mix everything, rectify the seasoning and adding the juice of a lemon if necessary. Normally it is served on tender salad leaves.

Erik is a cheater! >. <, he took the banana cake from that mom.

Banana cake!

For 4 people :

250g of flour
150g of melted butter
150g of nuts
120g of sugar
2 ripe banana
3 eggs
1 sachet of vanilla sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder

For the cake :

Peel the bananas and cut them into cubes. The eggs are beaten with sugar, vanilla sugar and butter. We add little by little, flour and yeast. As the dough is homogeneous, we add the crushed nuts and bananas

Butter a cake mold and then flour, before pouring the preparation. The whole is stuffed into a preheated oven at 180 ° for 45 minutes.

Let it cool before eating it.

After our pantagruel meal, we went fishing. Well actually the boys dipped their cane and waited while sipping non-alcoholic beers (our friends being Muslim) while Lucine and I were basking in the sun.
I wish you a good day, I must leave you, I have sunburns to heal! >. <