Sun-Dried Tomato Bagels

READY IN: 1hr 40mins




  • BREAD MACHINE: Put the ingredients in the bread pan in the order listed, and then put the bread pan into the bread machine. Select the dough setting, as you won't be baking this in the machine.
  • When the dough sequence completes, stop the machine and remove the dough.
  • BY HAND: In a mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of the flour and the yeast. Combine water, sugar, and salt; pour over flour mixture.
  • Add the tomatoes and beat at low speed of electric mixer for 30 seconds to a minute, scraping bowl a few times.
  • Stir in as much flour as you can mix with a spoon.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead in enough flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes).
  • Cover with a clean towel and let rest 10 minutes.
  • FOR BOTH: Cut into 10-12 equal portions; shape each portion into a smooth ball.
  • Punch a hole in the center of each ball with your fingers and pull gently to make a 1 1/2 inch hole in the center.
  • Arrange the rounds on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat (NOT wax paper, trust me) and cover with a clean towel.
  • Put the cookie sheet into a warm place and allow it to rise undisturbed, 45-60 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 F at this time.
  • In a large saucepan or wok, bring 2 quarts of water to boil over medium heat. (Do NOT use a non-stick pan for this.)
  • Carefully drop the dough rounds into the water one at a time and boil each bagel about 2-3 minutes, until visibly puffed from the water.
  • Remove the bagels from the water and transfer briefly to a clean towel before moving to the cookie sheet again.
  • Bake at 400 F until lightly browned, about 20 minute.