The best bagels ever... better than a new york bagel on a sunday
morning...and damn better than the bagels made locally here in el paso,
texas...can be made in 1 1/2 hours, start to finish. This recipie has been
tried by friends who have never worked with yeast before with great success.
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 T yeast
Let yeast proof in water for 5 minutes, then mix in:
2 T honey
1 T salt
around 4 cups flour of choice ( i like whole wheat and white blend, and oat
flour too...be creative)
Knead for 10 minutes until dough is happy
Rise, coverd in oiled bowl for 15 minutes
Pat dough into rectangular slab 1 " thick and cut into strips. Join ends of
strips together to form bagels. Let rise, covered, on oiled tray for 20
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and put a pot of water on to boil
After the 20 minute rise is done, drop bagels, one at a time, into boiling
water. Take them out once they rise to the top of the water (Should be
anywhere between 30 sec and 1 minute)
While still wet, sprinkle on toppings of choice (onion, garlic, sesame seeds,
poppy seeds, and sea salt all at once is my favorite) Bake on tray with
cornmeal to prevent sticking.
They will be done in around 25 minutes (varies) - when tops are golden brown.
Allow them to cool a bit before slicing. EnJOY!
EL Paso, TX