Homemade Bagels Recipe
This homemade bagels recipe will give you lovely chewy bagels with a perfectly crispy exterior, to satisfy all your carb cravings.
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cups ( 500 gms)
Dried active yeast
cups ( 310 ml)
You may need extra water.
Combine the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
Add the water and stir it all together until a scraggy dough is formed.
Turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead for 10-12 minutes until you get a smooth and firm dough. You may need to add some extra water if your dough is not moist enough.
If you are using a stand mixer, this process will take about 8 minutes. Knead for 2-3 minutes by hand, once you've taken it out of the mixer.
Place the dough ina lightly greased bowl, cover with a damp kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Place in a draft-free place for 60-90 minute or until the dough doubles in size.
Lightly grease your baking tray or line it with parchment paper and lightly grease the paper. You may need 2 trays.
Once the dough has doubled in size, gently deflate it and divide into 12 equal-sized portions. Keep the dough balls covered with a damp kitchen towel.
Working with one portion at a time, roll the dough ball into a rope, about 7"-8". Pinch the two ends together very well.
Place the shaped bagels onto the prepared tray. Cover with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel. Let it rest for 20-30 minutes or until the bagels are puffy.
While the shaped bagels are resting, bring water with 1 tablespoon of sugar to a boil in a large wide pot.
Also preheat your oven to 220C.
Once the water comes to a boil, carefully drop the bagels, 3-4 at a time, in the pot.
Cook for 1 minute on each side. Take out with a slotted spoon and place back in the prepared tray. Repeat with all other bagels.
Top the poached bagels with sesame seeds or any other topping of your choice.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool on a wire rack for a few minutes. Slice them horizontally, slather with cream cheese and enjoy!
Homemade Bagels Recipe -
-September 17, 2020