Bread Machine Bagels

Recipe by mary winecoff
YIELD: 10 bagels




  • Measure first 5 ingredients into bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Select dough setting.
  • When cycle is completed, remove the dough from the machine.
  • Place dough on a floured surface.
  • Divide into 10 parts.
  • Form into balls, gently press thumb through center of ball and slowly stretch into bagel shape.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet, cover with a damp cloth and set in a warm place to rise.
  • Bring three quarts of water and one tablespoon of sugar to a rapid boil in a large sauce pan.
  • Using a slotted spoon, drop 2 to 3 bagels into rapidly boiling water.
  • Boil on each side for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove and cool on wire rack 1 minute.
  • Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds, if desired.
  • Bake at 400 degrees on a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal until golden.