I have had a few requests from my followers to post some of my recipes. I really enjoy cooking and baking and have many delicious recipes I’m happy to share.
The one I’ll post today is for home-made bagels.
First of all, I use a bread maker to make my dough, so that makes for 1 easy first step! However, if you don’t have a breadmaker you can do so without.
Here are my step-by-step instructions with photos:
Prepare dough using your favourite bagel dough recipe. I use:
1c warm water
1 1/2t salt
2T white sugar
2c whole wheat flour
1c white flour
2 1/4t yeast
Once dough is ready, place on a lightly floured surface. Pinch off 9-12 equal sized balls of dough. Roll each into a ball, flatten between hands, then poke a hole in the centre with thumb and finger and stretch out a little. Cover with a towel, and leave to rise in a warm place until they have doubled in size.
Now that they have doubled in size, it’s time to boil them!
Bring a large pot of water with 3T of sugar to a boil. Boil 3-4 bagels at once for 1 minute, then flip and boil for another minute.
Remove from water and place on a cooling rack. Place boiled bagels on a baking sheet sprinkled with 2T of cornmeal. Lightly brush on a thin layer of olive oil. if desired, you could sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds also. Bake at 400° for 15 min. until golden.
There you have it, yummy, chewy, home-made bagels!
**Since these are fresh with no preservatives, I like to either eat within a day or 2, or freeze them.
Do you have any more blog requests? I’d love some feedback, comments, and ideas from my followers.