Posted on May 27, 2020May 27, 2020 by NBetter bagel batch We tried making bagels again, same recipe. They turned out a lot prettier. In the shaping step, turning the dough into nice balls is pretty important, and cornmeal is important to prevent sticking. The texture is not that similar to commercial bagels – ours are a lot fluffier. Malt powder may be the secret to the denseness of regular bagels.