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I ended up baking them with maple syrup and 1/2 tspn of honey, and they turned out to be great. Everyone was really surprised by the taste and really liked them. The only "downside" may be the chewy-ness, but as the book states that's a part of the bagel, right?
I added the wholewheat bits and pieces I sifted out for the miche, say 20gr, to make them more... healthy? Haha!
Next time I would love to try sourdough bagels.
I've seen the BBA recipe and it's completely different so might try that one too.