Everyone I know loves recipe bagels, even if the the New York Times once described this delicacy as a donut with rigor mortis.
This page contains three recipe bagels. The first is a basic bagel mixed manually. the second two recipes, made in the bread machine, are recipes for whole wheat bagels and cinnamon-raisin bagels.
Trivia: "The first printed mention of bagels...is to be found in the Community Regulations of Kracow, Poland, for the year 1610 which stated that bagels would be given as a gift to any woman in childbirth."
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Tip: Bagels are versatile. You can make bagel chips from leftovers, should there be any! To do this, slice your recipe bagels horizontally into thin slices. Brush one side with butter. Place with butter side up on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350 F for 12 to 15 minutes or until crisp.
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Tip: Bagels are low in fat, in addition to being delicious for noshing.
And now, the recipe bagels.
1 pkg dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 3/4 cup flour
2 quarts water
Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water. Stir in sugar, salt, and 1 2/4 cups of flour. Beat. Stir in remaining flour. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead for about ten minutes, or until elastic. Place in greased bowl then turn greased side up. Turn over again and let rise in warm place for about 15 minutes, or until double. An indentention should remain if you poke your finger gently into the dough.
Punch down dough; divide into 8 equal parts.
Roll each part into a rope 6 inches long. Moisten ends of ropes
with water then pinch together to form a circle. Let rise for 20 minutes
Heat oven to 375F.
Heat 2 qts. water to boiling in kettle. Reduce heat Add 4 bagels. Simmer for 7 minutes, turning once. Drain on kitchen towel. Repeat with remaining bagels, simmering four at a
Place bagels on baking sheet. Bake in oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until brown.
Recipe Bagels for the Breadmaker
This recipe makes 12 bagels.
1 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1 1/2 ts Salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups bread flour
1 1/2 tsp yeast
Set bread machine for the dough cycle. Let the machine knead the dough once, and then rise the dough for only 20 minutes in the machine. Divide the dough into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and form into a circle by pressing the ends together. Wet one end if necessary. Place on greased baking sheet, cover, and rise 15 to 20 minutes.
Bring water to boil in a pan that is not aluminum. Lower a few bagels at a time into the water and cook for 30 seconds on each side. Remove,drain on towel, sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds and place on greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 425 F oven for 8 minutes or until golden.
Recipe Bagels for the Bread Machine -- Cinnamon and Raisin
1/3 cup pre-soaked raisins
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 cup lukewarm water
2 cups white bread flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
Soak the raising in warm water for ten minutes.Drain and pat dry.
Toss raisins with cinnamon and sugar and put in bread machine with other ingredients. Refer to manufacturer's instructions.
Remove from machine after the first knead. This will be 20 or 30 minutes.
Put the dough on floured kneading surface. Set aside two small balls of dough for testing purposes. Divide the remaining dough into five parts, and form balls. Press thumb through center of all; stretch into bagel shape and let rise.
Add 1 tbsp sugar to three quarts of water and bring to a rapid boil. When the bagels have doubled in size, drop the test dough into the boiling water. If the dough is ready to cook, it will pop to the top promptly.
Drop 2-3 bagels into the water. Boil on each side for thirty seconds. Remove and cool on rack for 1 minute. Brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds.
Transfer to a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Bake in preheated 400 F oven. for 15 minutes, or until brown.
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