Award-winning food photographer, stylist and recipe developer Jerrelle Guy is founder of the popular food blog Chocolate for Basil. Her new collection of recipes, Black Girl Baking, is a wonderful, heartfelt journey through her relationship with food and cooking, and a worthy addition to your culinary library. These ringlet bagels speak for themselves. 

The process of coiling this dough and wrapping it around a thin metal rod helps create the tightest curls. I tug them and watch them spring back into place — like the curls I used to wear as a little girl — but they also make breakfast more portable. I just pipe whipped cream cheese into the center and go about my day.

Note: If you don’t have mini cannoli rods, you can use the end of a wooden spoon.

Storing: These bagels should be kept in an airtight bag right after baking. Their thin body means they’ll get stale too quickly if they’re left on the countertop. They can be kept in the freezer, too.

Reprinted with permission from Black Girl Baking