Beautiful Bagels - (using bread machine to make the dough)

Recipe by Karin...
READY IN: 5mins
YIELD: 8 bagels




  • Place all the above ingredients into bread machine, and select'dough' cycle.
  • Stop the bread machine 40 minutes after the mixing starts (1 hour and 10 minutes from beginning of dough cycle).
  • Tip bagel dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead by hand for about 1 minute.
  • Cut dough into 8 pieces.
  • Roll and'gently massage' each piece into a snake.
  • Dampen and overlap the ends pressing firmly to form a ring.
  • Place each ring on an individual piece of baking paper already lightly sprayed with oil.
  • Cover all rings with a sheet of baking paper and allow to rest.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil.
  • Carefully lowering each bagel one by one (about 4 at a time) into the pan of boiling water, slide the paper from each bagel ring away.
  • Gently turn bagels allowing about 40 seconds on each side.
  • Lift each bagel out and drain on absorbent paper towels.
  • Place drained bagels on baking baking tray already lined with baking paper.
  • Brush each bagel with lightly beaten egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and sprinkle with lots of poppy seeds or toasted sesame seeds.
  • Bake in hot oven (220'C, Gas mark 7) for about 15 minutes- or until a nice deep golden brown colour.
  • Remove bagels from oven and place on wire rack.