Jess and I made bagels from Baking with Julia. Definitely nothing to be afraid of! I'll make them again for sure. They were easy enough and not terribly time consuming - just long enough for us to catch up after not seeing each other for a few weeks.
The recipe says it makes 10, but we decided to divide it into 12 and I'm glad we did because they're still pretty big. We made half of them as "everything" bagels (topped with garlic, carraway, sesame, poppy seeds and coarse salt) and half with thinly sliced tomato and chiffonade of basil. We shared one as our afternoon snack, and I have to say, they are amazing.