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Monday, August 31, 2015

Everything Bagels

This is another bagel recipe, and my boys loved it.  They enjoy the "everything bagels" that I buy at the grocery store, but those aren't really bagels, they are more like bagel-shaped, seasoned, rolls.  Fluffy like a roll not dense like a bagel.  So today I searched for a nice bagel recipe.  This one turned out delicious (according to the boys).  Please go visit the original recipe.  I am copying it here with my changes. Just in case it disappears in the future.

1 1/2 cups warm water
2.5 tsp active dry yeast
*Mix the two together in mixer bowl and set aside for a minute

4 cups flour
1 Tbsp gluten
1 Tbsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
4 tsp sugar
*Mix all dry ingredients together

2 Tbsp honey
*Add honey to the yeast/water mixture, stir just a little then add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl as well.
Mix with dough hook for about 3 minutes on low speed, until all ingredients are combined.  Increase speed to medium and continue to mix for another 5-10 minutes. Remove dough and oil mixing bowl, then put dough back in and turn so all dough is coated with oil.  Cover with a towel and set on back of the stove top.

Once dough is setting add about 3-4 quarts water to a nice, large pot and turn it to high to start it boiling. Once boiling turn the heat back and cover.  The heat from the boiling pot it enough for the dough to rise.

Let dough rise 20 minutes, then cut into 12 equal-ish portions and form into a bagel shape.  Let them sit on cutting board for 10 minutes.  Then remove the cover from the pot of water, turn up the heat if you need to so you have a nice boil.  Add a few bagels at a time, you don't want them on top of each other or sticking together.  Boil on one side for 30 sec, then flip and boil on other side for another 30 sec.  Remove from water and place them on a cooling rack.  Continue until all bagels are boiled.

1 egg white
1 Tbsp water
*Combine to make an egg wash.  Brush the top of each bagel with the egg wash and sprinkle with toppings (I used equal amounts of sesame seeds, chia seeds and poppy seeds).  Now put the bagels on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper,and also coated in oil. Bake for 10 minutes in a 425 preheated oven.  Turn the pan and cook for another 10 minutes.  Cool on a cooling rack for 30 minutes and enjoy!

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