Recipe by Bev
Is there anything as simple or as versatile as a bagel? This recipe turns dough into sweet, moist chewy bagels that will last for days!
- 1 1⁄4 cups lukewarm water
- 3 cups white bread flour
- 3 1⁄3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons fast rise yeast or 3 1⁄4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 egg, plus
- 1 tablespoon water
Directions See How It's Made
- Remove dough from the machine after the first knead- approximately 20- 30 minutes.
- Place dough on floured surface.
- Divide into 8 parts.
- Form balls, gently press thumb through center of ball and slowly stretch into bagel shape.
- While bagels rise, bring 3 quarts water and 1 TBS sugar to a rapid boil in a large sauce pan.
- Drop test dough (see first success hint).
- Using slotted spoon, drop 2-3 bagels into rapidly boiling water.
- Boil on each side for 1 1/2 minutes.
- Remove and cool on rack 1 minute, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds, if desired.
- Bake at 400°F on a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal, until golden brown- approximately 15 minutes.
- Bagel Success Hints: When forming bagels, set aside two 1/4" balls of dough.
- When bagels have doubled in size, drop the test dough into boiling water.
- Dough should pop to the top right away.
- When this happens, it is time to boil the bagels.
- A quick spray of non-stick vegetable coating on the top of the bagel may be substituted for the egg wash.
- To make bagel sticks, cut bagel before rising and lay out in a straight line.
- Roll sticks in a combination of sesame and poppy seeds with a pinch of garlic powder.
- Let sticks rise, boil, and bake as described in Basic Bagel process steps above.
- To make bagel chips, slice leftover bagels horizontally into thin slices.
- Brush with butter or margarine on one side.
- Lay (butter side up) on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 325°F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.