I decided to have something different for Sunday breakfast: Poppy Seed Bagels. However, as it takes a little longer to prove the dough it became brunch instead. I don't claim to be a bagel expert and I am sure there will be some who think "that's not how you make bagels" but this is a recipe that works for me every time and the results are superb.
St. David's Day1
Some time ago I decided to get a copy of David Niven's autobiography The Moon's A Balloon. I sourced a copy from a well known online purveyor of books (and just about everything else) for the princely sum of 1p. The book was a secondhand paperback yet it was in very good condition. Somehow the online purveyor and the originating bookshop manage to make some money out of the postage charge plus £0.01. It was only once I received the book that I realised that David Niven was born on the 1st of March 1910 exactly 100 years ago today. Sadly, Mr. Niven isn't with us today but if half of the stories I have read online are true he had a high old time when he was around.