When we lived in Salatiga, we had a lovely little bakery in town that delivered fresh bread and bagels to us once a week.  In Papua, no such luck!  So, I make my own.  And what do you know, it’s super easy to do!  Make bagels I mean…well, bread isn’t to hard either, but this post is about bagels :) )

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp white sugar
2 1/4 tsp yeast
3 cups bread flour (although I just use regular ol’ white flour)

boiling water
3 tbsp white sugar

1. Place water, yeast, salt and 2 tbsp of white sugar in a mixing bowl.  Allow yeast to activate.

2.  Add flour.  Mix thoroughly.  (If you want to make cinnamon raisin bagels, you add them after the flour)

3.  Let dough rest on a slightly floured surface.  Meanwhile, boil water mixing in 3 tbsp of sugar.

4. Cut dough into 8 or 9 equal pieces.  Form each into a ball.  Flatten and punch a hole in the middle with your thumb.  Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

5. Boil each bagel (or begal if you’re from Minnesota, don’t cha know) for 1 minute, flipping half way through.  Drain on a clean tea towel.

6. Place bagels on baking sheet with parchment paper.  Add sesame seeds, or other toppings at this point…if you want to.  Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

7.  Serve to happy husband with cream cheese!  Yummy! 

See, easy right?

Go forth and make bagels!

2 thoughts on “Bagels!

  1. Wow – those look even better than the store bought kind. I think I will try this with Jaimee sometime!

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