July 12, 2008

I’ve seen this on a couple of blogs, so I’m not sure where it originated. I’d been waiting to try them for months, and I finally just did it. The results were pretty good. We ate lots of bagels sandwiches, and I had one with some plain cream cheese. Good stuff.

2 c warm water (110 F)
1 T honey
1 T molasses
1 T yeast
2 t salt
5 c ap flour
1 egg white
desired toppings
3 T sugar

In mixing bowl, let yeast activate in warm water (5-10 min). Add honey, molasses, salt, and flour. Mix on high for 5 minutes. Auto knead for for 10-12 min. Dough should be heavier than regular bread dough. Let rest and rise in bowl for 45-60 minutes. Take out and cut into 12 equal pieces. Roll into balls. Poke thumb in middle to create hole. Twirl dough around finger until you have a bagel. Let rest on lightly floured surface for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 3 T sugar. Place bagels in boiling water for 1 minute, flipping once. Place on large cookie sheet with parchment paper, covered with cornmeal. Preheat oven to 400. Brush bagels with whipped egg white. Sprinkle with desired toppings…Parmesan cheese, sesame seeds, oats, cinnamon sugar, etc. Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes, or until golden.

*I don’t have a Bosch mixer, so I adjusted for my KitchenAid.

*Before poking your thumb in, dip in flour. Keep on counter to twirl.

*I started out flipping them in the boiling water with tongs. A large slotted spoon worked much better.

*I sprayed my pan with Pam instead of fishing out my parchment paper. I had a little bit of sticking, but not bad. Just use a little extra Pam if you don’t have parchment.

By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!