Friday, July 29, 2011

Perfect Homemade Bagels

I have always wanted to try my hand at making bagels. This was the first recipe I tried. After tasting them, I have never tried another bagel recipe!  :)  I have added different toppings & even added some berries. Any way I make them I never make enough.

Don't let this fool you with the lengthy instructions, they really are very simple to make. Now get to will thank me later!

4 C. lukewarm water
4 TBSP. Yeast~ I use Red Star Yeast
1 C. Brown Sugar (packed)
4 tsp. Salt
2 TBSP. Cinnamon
10 C. Flour

Combine the water and  yeast together, let sit for 2 minutes. 
Then add in the Brown sugar.
 Allow yeast to foam. (about 10 minutes). 
Transfer mixture to a Mixer bowl, add in salt, cinnamon and flour.
 Allow to mix on high for 10 minutes.
 Remove from bowl onto a greased counter top.
Form in to 9-12 balls.
Allow them to rise for 15 minutes.
 Using your thumb poke a hole into the center of each ball. 
Stretch out a bit, cover and rise for another 10-15 minutes.
While the dough is rising bring a few quarts of water to a boil,
 with 3 TBSP of sugar dissolved in it.
Now drop about 3-4 bagels into the boiling water.
 Let cook on each side for 40 seconds.
 Remove from water and drain on a cloth.
 (DO NOT use paper towels!)
 Transfer to a baking sheet covered with parchment paper
 or a silpat.  Next beat 2 eggs with 2 tsp. water. 
Brush the egg wash onto each bagel.
 Then add your desired topping. 
My family's favorite is Cinn/Sugar sprinkled on top.

Preheat oven to 400
Bake each sheet for 10 minutes. Let cool on wire rack.
*These also freeze very well!*

Come back and let me know what toppings are your favorite to add.



Holly said...

I love homemade bagels!!

lisa said...

I have never done this before, but I think it would be fun and my kids would love it. Thanks!

Brenda said...

I've never made bagels before, I always assumed it was time-consuming and hard but these sound easy and so delicious!

AndiWinslow said...

I would love to try making bagels. Yours look wonderful maybe maybe someday I will try. Great Post thanks, andi

The Better Baker said...

Oh YUM! Thanks for a tried & true recipe...they look awesome. I love bagels.

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