Homemade Bagels

>> Wednesday, September 22, 2010

So for the past few days I have been going through my cookbook and testing recipes that I have never had.  I made Bagels this morning!  It was a success!!!!  Even ALEX is eating them and he hates bread....he can't be my child!  I think I may have killed the yeast because they didn't rise but I also used a batch that has expired so not sure which...doesn't matter I guess if they taste good :) So here is the recipe and some pictures of what I did. I added a teaspoon of cinnamon but could have added more.  You can always add raisins, chocolate or whatever else your heart desires :)

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 t. salt
2 T. margarine
2 teaspoons salt
4 T. white sugar

1 2/3 cups warm water
1 T. white sugar

1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
About 5 cups of water for boiling the bagles
Mix 1-1/2 cups flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, and yeast. Heat water and butter to 120-130 degrees F. Add water to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed on mixer. Add 1/2 cup flour, beat at high speed 2 minutes. Stir in more flour to make a stiff dough. Knead 8-10 minutes. Cover and let rise. Punch down. Cover; let rest 15 minutes. Divide dough into 12 pieces; shape 3 pieces into smooth balls.
Poke a 1 inch hole in each. Drop bagels into a large skillet with 1 inch water (simmering) with 1 tablespoon sugar and 2 teaspoons salt in the water. Cook on medium low heat for 3 minutes, turn and cook 2 minutes; turn again, cook 1 minute more. Drain on towels. Repeat for rest of dough. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20-25 minutes. Remove from sheets and cool.

If desired, before baking, mix 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon water, brush on bagels, and sprinkle with sesame, poppy, or caraway seeds.

My little helpers :) They call themselves the chefs :)

Boiling away!

This is right after I pulled them out of the water and right before going into the oven.

Ammon loves bagels!

Even my bread hater ate a few!!! YAY!!!


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