I have had this recipe floating around in my car for weeks it seems. My mom gave it to me after singing its praise and I knew I had to try it.
My experience with bagels is limited. I tried to make them once before and they didn't turn out so great. Little blobs of doughy mess was the result. So I have been skiddish of bagels for awhile.
Well...NOT ANYMORE!!! I wanted them to look more like bagels than blobs so I actually rolled out the dough and cut them with a cookie cutter so they looked more like a doughnut. I won't do that next time. I will probably cut out the hole in the middle, but they rose to look just like donuts.
Anyway- try these! I wish I had some pumpkin cream cheese to complete the experience.
1/2 C and 2 T warm water
3 C flour
6 T brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 C pumpkin
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 T cloves
1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1 T yeast
Place in bread machine on dough cycle according to manufactures directions. Let run through the first raise cycle and then pull out. Form into 8 balls and gently press down, putting a hole through the middle with your thumb, to resemble a bagel. In 3 qts rapidly boiling water and 1 T sugar drop bagels in to boil about 1/2 minute on each side. Then let dry on a rack for a minute or so. Spray with a little non-stick vegetable spray or do an egg wash. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes on 400 degrees.
Whala! You have pumpkin bagels!