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on June 3, 2012
Like another reviewer's experience, the bagel recipe turned out to be a complete disaster. I had to add an additional egg and half cup of milk just to be able to stir the batter--it was that dry! I have since looked at similar coconut flour recipes and they never have more than 1/3 cup of flour because coconut flour is fibrous and soaks up liquids. When you take that into account, the ratio of flour to liquid in this recipe is WAY off. Even with the additional liquids, the batter was so dense and heavy, the bagels were like lead. Since the measurements were not even close, I have no incentive to try any other recipe in this book.
The author contacted me and advised that the measurement for the coconut flour is 1 cup after sifting. Since the measurement I used was 1 cup before sifting, which likely caused the problems I experienced, I am going to add a couple of stars to my rating until I get a chance to try the recipe again (at which time I'll add another update).
I finally had a chance to try the bagels again. Although they were not as dense as the ones from my first try, I still don't like the texture and probably won't make them again.