Bagels. Delicious round fluffy and chewy bakes of deliciousness. Fill them or top them however you like, sweet of savory.
Makes 4 Bagels (double for 8 etc)
15 Minutes Preparation Time
90 Minutes Proving Time
30 Minutes Cooking/Baking Time
I N G R E D I E N T S
3/4 Cup Warm Water
1tsp Active Yeast
Sprinkle of Salt
2 Cups of Bread Flour
1tsp Brown Sugar
1tsp Maple Syrup
1 Egg (whisked)
Sesame Seeds (optional)
S T E P B Y S T E P
Add the yeast to the warm water and allow to sit for 5 minutes. In a mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar and salt to the bowl. Once the yeast mixture is ready, add to the mixing bowl with the dough hook attachment. Turn on a slow speed and allow to knead for 10 minutes. Or tip out and knead with your hands.
Once kneaded into a smooth ball, add to a lightly oiled large bowl and cover with cling film and a tea towel and leave in a warm place for an hour and a half.
Once risen, deflate the dough by punching out the excess air.
Then divide into four equal parts. Form each piece of dough into a small ball and then in the centre poke a hole and stretch it out to form the classic bagel look.
Form each piece of dough into a small ball and then in the centre poke a hole and stretch it out to form the classic bagel look.
Set a large deep pan filled 3/4 with water and the maple syrup over a high heat and bring to the boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer.
Add the bagels one by one and simmer for 45 seconds on each side. Remove and allow to sit whilst you boil the others.
Turn the oven on to 220c and allow to come up to temperature.
Whisk an egg and brush onto the bagels before placing in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
Enjoy fresh from the oven or toasted later in the day and fill with whatever takes your fancy!