Posted by: wasatchprotocol | February 11, 2011

Make your own bagels!! and a recipe.

There seems to be a shortage of bagel joints in Winston-Salem, so I decided to make my own.  They were good.

Bagels!!!!!

More bagels!!!!!

I’ve never made bagels before, but I’ve been baking a lot of bread lately and I’m pretty good in the kitchen, so I figured why not give it a go.

I started with a really basic bread dough recipe, but made some minor changes and increased the kneading time.

Here it is:

3-3.5 cups flour (use your best judgement)

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 cup hot water

2 packages of yeast.

Toppings: sauteed onions or cinnamon/sugar

1.  Add 2 cups of the flour and the rest of the dry ingredients together (not the toppings)

2.  Add the oil and hot water.

3.  Mix well.

4.  Gradually add the rest of the flour, but not necessarily all of it, and mix until you have a soft dough.

5.  Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes, working in the rest of the flour.

6.  Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl.  Cover with a cloth and allow to rise for 40-50 minutes.

7.  Punch down the dough.  Remove from the bowl.

8.  Lightly roll out 6-8″ long 0.5-1.0″ thick segments of dough and form into rings.  Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet.

9.  Let rise for 20-30 minutes.  (Might want to preheat the oven at this point.)

10.  While the rings are rising, boil water in a large pot.

11.  After the rings have risen, cook them each in boiling water for 45-60 seconds.

12.  Transfer back to the baking sheet.

13.  Top with cinnamon/sugar or onions or cheese or whatever you want.

14.  Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes (dependent on size)

15.  Let them cool slightly then EAT.

mmmmmmmmm

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