That's right: BOILING!
You take these precious little lumps of dough...
And poke a MASSIVE hole in them and stretch the lump out until the whole is bigger than the previous exterior wall of the bagel.
I'm guessing the theory is that it'll shrink in the wash, so to speak? Well it doesn't. It tears apart. And then you end up with strips of gooey bagel mush floating in your stockpot of water:
(though some work better than others)
I dusted them with sugar and cinnamon because the dough was plain.
Not bad. Though, what a mess.