Make bagels at home! Discover how to get that distinctive chewy texture by boiling before baking.
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons cooking oil
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast or bread machine yeast
- 1 slightly beaten egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- Poppy seeds or sesame seeds (optional)
- Add first 6 ingredients to a 1-1/2- or 2-pound bread machine according to the manufacturer's directions. Select the dough cycle. When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine. Punch down. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
- Divide dough into 9 portions. Working quickly, shape each into a smooth ball. Punch a hole in center; pull gently to make a 2-inch hole. Place on a greased large baking sheet. Cover; let rise for 20 minutes (start timing after first bagel is shaped). Broil, 5 inches from heat, 3 to 4 minutes, turning once (tops should not brown)
- Meanwhile, in large pot bring 6 cups water and 1 tablespoon sugar to boiling. Reduce heat. Add bagels, 4 or 5 at a time, and simmer for 7 minutes, turning once. Drain on paper towels. (If some bagels fall slightly, they may rise when baked.) Place on a well-greased large baking sheet. Mix the egg white and the 1 tablespoon water; brush over bagels. If desired, sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until tops are golden. Remove from baking sheets; cool on racks. Makes 9 bagels.
- Calories 183, Total Fat 2 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 186 mg, Carbohydrate 35 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 6 g.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet