Like always, I wait for the last possible second to complete the different challenges I am in. I vow that one day I will not be rushed to make a deadline and I will completely all three of the breads. Unfortunately, this month I was only able to complete two of the three breads challenge. My first attempt was bialys. For those that doesn't know this type, it is a bagel except for a tougher exterior. The bread is quite chewy and traditionally topped with onions. This receipt comes from page 262 from the book Jeffrey Hamelman's book Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes. The book stated that the dough starts off stiff but I was amazed how stiff it was. I was slightly scared that I messed up the dough but I knew I had to finish the recipe. If I made a mistake, I would be able to track down my error. Though I did make one mistake and I did not prep the onions first. I should have started the onion filling the day before so it would marinate nicely with the bread flour. The onions was still a little hard for my taste. I did opted for sweet onions but I would probably make a garlic version next time. I have heard quite a few people stating that this was similar to a bagel but I soon realized why. The texture was nice and chewy. I may try to make this instead of bagels (especially with my history with bagels).