My bagel attempt was a big FAIL. 24 hours after starting the process, I have a tray of oddly-shaped, strangely-moist and ultra-chewy, bagel-like things. Sigh. My first go with white flour was so wildly successful that I went whole hog for whole wheat this time and scored a big zero on correct proportions of water to flour. Yikes. These monstrous things will do my TMJ no favors.
I know, because I ate two to be sure (oh, the shame).