I woke up very early for a Saturday this weekend. I always try to do things that I’ve been wanting to do but don’t have the time for during the week. SO, I got up and decided to bake! There were recipes that I was scrolling through I didn’t have the ingredients for. However, I found this bagel recipe and realized I had EVERYTHING!
That’s what makes this recipe so effortless. There’s really nothing to it. The ingredients are basics that you already probably have in your kitchen!
1 1/2 cups warm water (110-110 degrees)
2 and 3/4 teaspoons instant yeast
4 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
olive oil – to coat bowl
Egg Wash: 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon of water
2 quarts water
1/4 cup honey
1. Whisk the hot water and yeast into a mixing bowl. Place towel over the bowl and let sit for 5 minutes.
2. Add flour, brown sugar, and salt into mixing bowl. Mix together with bread attachment for about 2 minutes.
3. Take dough out and knead on a clean floured table for about 5 minutes. Pour olive oil on sides of the mixing bowl and place dough in a ball in bowl. Rub the ball of dough on the sides of the bowl to get oil all over.
4. Top bowl with plastic wrap or a clean towel and let sit for 1 hour.
5. About 15 minutes before the hour is up add 2 quarts of water and honey to a large pot over medium to high heat. Bring to a boil.
6. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
7. When dough is ready, place back on table and give it a few punches to take out any air bubbles. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and start forming the bagels!
8. Place 3 bagels at a time into the water bath and let sit on each side for 1 minute. Once all 8 are done place them back on the baking sheet.
9. Make egg wash by beating egg white and water together. Brush egg white all over the top and sides of the bagels and add any toppings you want! I used sesame seeds, everything bagel spice, cinnamon and sugar spice, and cheese & chives. These spices I was gifted for Christmas and I LOVE!
10. Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Rotating the pan halfway through. Bagels should be a dark golden brown. Let rest on the baking sheet for 20 minutes. (That’s important because they need to cook a little longer on the pan.) Transfer to wire rack.
*These bagels will seem undercooked. Or like their just soft bread. But remember they still need to be toasted before you eat. Or if you like the soft bread that’s okay! ☺️ I toasted ours under the broil setting in the oven and topped with cream cheese!
I got this bagel recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction!
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