Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bread Machine Bagels

I have been using this bagel recipe for years now, ever since I got my first bread machine. I currently own this one I purchased at Costco and I LOVE it. I'm always hearing about how so many people get bread makers and don't use them---this so does not apply to me. I use it the most for pizza dough but these lovely bagels make an appearance at least once a month.

Bread Machine Bagels

1 cup warm water (110 degrees)
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 cups bread flour
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

3 quarts boiling water
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
cornmeal, for sprinkling on baking sheet
1 egg white
toppings of your choice (sesame/poppy seeds, cheese & sliced jalapeno, etc.)

Place water, salt, sugar, flour and yeast in the bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough setting.

When cycle is complete, let dough rest on a lightly floured surface. Meanwhile, in a large pot bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Stir in 3 tablespoons of sugar.

Cut dough into 6-8 equal pieces (depending how big you like your bagels) and roll each piece into a small ball. Slightly Flatten balls and poke a hole in the middle of each with your thumb. Twirl the dough on your finger or thumb to enlarge the hole, and to even out the dough around the hole. Cover bagels with a clean cloth, and let rest for 10 minutes.

Sprinkle an ungreased baking sheet with cornmeal.

Carefully transfer bagels to boiling water. Boil for 1 minute, turning half way through. Drain briefly on clean towel. Arrange boiled bagels on baking sheet. Glaze tops with egg white, and sprinkle with your choice of toppings.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until well browned.

Posted by Luisa

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