February 8, 2013

Homemade Bagels

I love bagels, but I don't like paying for them. Well, lets be honest...I don't like paying for anything really. This recipe is incredibly easy, but it is somewhat time consuming.

You will need:
3 cups bread flour (I used 1/2 whole wheat, 1/2 bread)
2 tsp yeast
3 TBS sugar
1 tsp salt
2 TBS vegetable oil
1 cup warm tap water
1/2 cup any add-ins you might want
1/2 cup honey

Combine flour, salt, sugar, yeast, oil and hot water. Set honey aside for later.

Knead the dough for several minutes until it comes together and is a smooth elastic ball. I used my bread machine for this.

cranberry bagels...
Let the dough rise for 1.5 hours.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, with a rolling pin, roll the dough to about 1/2 inch thick.
whole wheat bagels in the making

Using a jar lid, or a cookie cutter, cut out a piece of dough. Stick your finger through the middle and make a hole....you know....make it look like a bagel? Its not rocket science.

Set the bagels aside for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350.

Fill a large pot halfway with water. Add honey. Bring to a boil. Drop the bagels into the boiling honey mixture and boil for 30 seconds. Flip the bagels, boil for another 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the bagels and put them onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

post boil, going into the oven!
Ta-da! Bagels.

Fancy cookin'.

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