Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bagels




Bagels
5 cups all-purpose flour ( I use 1/2 white- 1/2 wheat)
1T active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar

In large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour and yeast. Mix water, 3 tablespoons sugar and salt together, and add to the dry ingredients. Beat with a mixer for half a minute at a low speed, scraping the sides of the bowl clean. Beat at a higher speed for 3 minutes. Then, by hand, mix in enough flour to make a moderately stiff dough.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (8-10 minutes). Cover, let rest for 15 minutes.

Cut into 12 portions, shape into smooth balls. Poke a hole in the center with your finger, and gently enlarge the hole while working the bagel into a uniform shape. Cover, let rise 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, start a gallon of water boiling. Put 1 tablespoon of sugar in it, mix it around a bit. Reduce to simmering.

When the bagels are ready, put 4 or 5 bagels into the water, and cook 7 minutes, turning once. Drain them. Brush with egg wash. Place on a greased baking sheet, and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven, eat hot or cold.


3 comments:

pinkstripes said...

I want to make bagels. yours look perfect. Great job!

Tracey said...

Your bagels look amazing! Just like the ones you buy in the store, but better!

sangeeta said...

these are perfect...will try these....you have a nice blog.

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