Bagels (In Metric Converstion for Europeans)

Recipe by Mimi Bobeck
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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix together the unsifted flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, yeast, water, and butter in the bread machine on the manual setting.
  • OR, mix 1-1/2 cup flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, and yeast.
  • Heat water and butter to 120-130°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.
  • Remove from bread machine.
  • 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°F (190°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.
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