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Source:
Carol Welte

Serves/Makes:12 Bagels

Ingredients
  • 4-1/2 cups (1050 ml) flour
  • 2 pkgs. active dry yeast (approx. 4-1/2 tsp (20 ml).)
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) warm water (110-115 degrees)
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) salt
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar
Preparation
  • In mixing bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) of the flour and the yeast.
  • Combine warm water, 3 tbsp (45 ml) sugar, and salt.
  • Pour over flour mixture.
  • Beat with electric mixer at low speed.
  • Stir in as much remaining flour as you can mix in with a spoon.
  • Turn out onto lightly floured surface.
  • Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth & elastic, 6 to 8 minutes total.
  • Cover, let rise 20 minutes.
  • Broil 5 inches from heat 3 to 4 minutes, turning once (tops should not brown).
  • Heat 1 gallon (3.8 ltr) water and the 1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar to boiling; reduce heat.
  • Cook 4 or 5 bagels at a time for 7 min., turning once.
  • Drain.
  • Place on greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375 degrees (200 C.) for 25 - 30 minutes.
Comments
This is the basic recipe. Add onions, etc., to dough for a variety. Or, before baking, brush with beaten egg & sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds, etc.

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