Making your own bagels is not difficult, and the taste cannot be beat! Once you’ve tasted the Authentic New York Style bagels, you’ll Never go back to those stale bagged bagels from the grocery store.
The key to a great bagel is the ultra-chewy crust and dense interior that gives the bagel the perfect texture.
4 C. Bread Flour
1 T. Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 T. Vegetable Oil
2 tsp. Instant Yeast
1 1/2 c. Water 120-130F
Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt, yeast in your Mixer.
Add oil to the water and pour into the mixing bowl, mixing until smooth and creamy looking.
Add remaining flour and continue to knead with the dough hook for several minutes until the dough is uniform and smooth.
Cut dough into 8 equal size balls & let sit for 15-20 min.
Dough will puff up like this!
Preheat oven to 425F
Roll each of the dough balls into a long “snake” until it will wrap around your hand, forming a circle. Fuse well, then roll with the palm of your hand. Do not make your circles small, or when the bagels rise
Let them rest for 20 minutes. In the meantime, bring a pot of water to a boil, grease a large sheet pan.
Boil the bagels on each side for 1 minute, let them dry for a moment then place on oiled sheet pan. Boiling the bagels is what gives the exterior their chewy texture. If you prefer an ultra-chewy texture, boil for 2 minutes on each side, basically, the longer the boil, the thicker and chewier the crust becomes.
Brush lightly with oil, then Bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, flip bagels, bake for additional 10 minutes.
You can add any number of flavors you desire, in the photos above I actually made Cinnamon Raisin Bagels.
I simply added 1/3. Raisins, 1 tsp Cinnamon and an additional 1 T. Sugar to the dough (before adding the remaining 2 cups of flour).
Or, alternatively, once you remove the bagels from the hot water, place them face down into sesame seeds, poppyseeds, minced dried onions, etc, and then bagel as usual.
For Onion Bagels add 1/2 c. chopped dehydrated onions to the dough (before adding the remaining 2 cups of flour).
For an Everything Bagel:
Combine the following in a small bowl, mix well:
Once the bagels have been boiled, brush them with an egg wash and then dip them into the everything bagel mixture and bake as directed above.
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