Food Recipe of the Day: Bagels

I love this recipe and use it when I am ready for bagels.


2 packages yeast
4 /4 to 4 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups luke warm water
3 Tbs.sugar
1 Tbs. salt

Combine the yeast and 1 34 cups flour, then add water, sugar and salt to the yeast mixture. Beat at low speed for 1/2 minute constantly scraping the sides of the bowl, then beat at high speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough, then turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead until smooth. Cover and let rise 15 minutes. Divide the dough into 12 portions. Shape into smooth balls and punch a hole in the center of each with a floured finger. Pull gently to pull enlarge hole, keeping uniform shape. Cover and let rise 20 minutes. Add 1 tsp. of sugar to 1 gallon of water and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer. Cook bagels in the simmering water 4 to 5 at a time for 7 minutes, turning once, then drain on a paper towel. Sprinkle with a topping of dried flake of onions, cheese, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic, or anything of your taste.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet in oven. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 30 minutes.


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