|Go for it, I did - You won't believe how simple it is...|
Just a lot of steps, and once you're done they are
fantastically fresh, and these bagels freeze spectacularly!!
Prep: 20 mins. |
Rise: 2hrs. - 40 mins total |
Boil: 2 mins. |
Bake: 20 to 24 mins.
Posted by Sandra
4 cups “bread” flour (not all-purpose flour because you won't get proper rise)
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons instant yeast (sold in most stores now)
1-1/2 cups lukewarm water.
--Cornmeal for dusting baking sheet
---Water for pre-boiling bagels; and
1 teaspoon baking soda
Your bagels should look similar to this (..haha...not perfect, but it's homemade afterall ;-)
Let bagels rise for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, spray another foil-lined baking sheet lightly with oil, and sprinkle it with a bit of cornmeal, and then set aside.
Boil the bagels in two batches to prevent crowding them (do not let them touch). Boil each batch for 1 minute on first side; flip over and boil 1 more minute. Gently remove them with a slotted spoon, and let drain on rack over original baking sheet.
Place the drained boiled bagels on the prepared baking sheet with oil and sprinkled with cornmeal, while ensuring they are sufficiently spaced apart.