Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3/4 cup water - lukewarm

  2. 2 cups white bread flour

  3. 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  4. 3/4 teaspoon salt

  5. 1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Insert ingredients in bread machine according to manufacturer’s instruction s. Remove the dough from the machine after the first knead – approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

  2. Place dough on a floured surface. Divide into 5 parts. Form balls, gently press thumb through center of ball and slowly stretch into bagel shape.

  3. While bagels rise, bring three quarts of water and one tablespoon of sugar to a rapid boil in a large saucepan. Drop test dough (see hints below).

  4. Using a slotted spoon, drop 2-3 bagels into rapidly boiling water. Boil on each side for 1/2 minutes. Remove and cool on rack 1 minute, brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds, if desired.

  5. Bake at 400 on a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal, until golden – appro ximately 15 minutes.


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