Bagels

Culinary travels and bad weather took us to new york the other day.
Making bagels is fun. It looks more complicated than it actually is. I know you could go and buy ready made ones.
But when the when the weather is cold and you are stuck at home with a little boy at home it's a fun thing to do.

The batter:
500 gr flour
2 tsp dried yeast
172 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
340 ml water

Mix flour, yeast, salt and sugar with the water and mix in a blender or a food processor till very elastic.
Dust, cover and let it sit for 40 minutes.
Form 8 balls and let them sit for an other 5 minutes. Form the bagels. I always make a hole with my finder in the middle of the dough and start turning, sliding the the doug on the floured surface. The hole should be approximately 4 cm in the end. Let them sit for an other 30 minutes.
Heat a big pot with water. Put the bagels into the boiling water and cook for 30 sec on each side. Carefully take them out and put them on a dry cloth to drain.  Sprinkle with sesame, poppy seed, onions ete.
Bake for 25 minutes on 220°.
Cut into halves and fill as you like.


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andrea @ 06.01.2011 16:33 CET
looks great, yummie!

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