This is a great recipe for a 'bagel party' where everyone can choose and prep their bagel filling and topping choices. This recipe can easily be halved or doubled. We tweaked this very detailed recipe from the book 'The Best Bagels are Made at Home' by Dona Z. Meilach. We took the stand-mixer version and simplified the instructions as well as made some other adjustments as we went along to perfect it and keep it simple. Choices for different types of flavors are listed at the beginning. Selections for different types of toppings are listed at the bottom of the recipe. NOTE: It's recommended to print, read, and understand the instructions completely before beginning. Onion Bagels: Add 2 tablespoons of dehydrated minced onion, and replace salt with onion salt. Italian Herb Bagels: Add 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning, and replace salt with onion salt.