It took me quite some time to build up the nerve to attempt Homemade Bagels. The list of ingredients and lengthy instructions lay by my computer for weeks. I struggled to locate Diastatic Malt Powder, which was my first excuse for delay, but ultimately ordered it from Amazon. I couldn’t make bagels without smoked salmon and cream cheese to enjoy them with. I bought them the next time I was in the grocery store. When the day came that I was finally ready, I was confident and I was hungry. Let’s do this.