Recipe ingredients and directions:

 4 1/2 To 5 cups all-purpose flour

3 tb Bs sugar

1 tb Bs salt

2 Active yeast

2 tb Bs margarine

1 tb Bs sugar

1 Egg white

Water

Mix 1 1/2 cups flour, 3 Tbs sugar, 1 Tbs salt and

yeast.

Heat 1 1/2 cups water and margarine to 120-130

degrees. Add to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at

medium speed. Add 1/2 cup flour; beat at high speed 2

minutes. Stir in more flour to make a stiff dough. On

floured board, knead 8-10 minutes. Set in greased

bowl; turn to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm,

draft-free place 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Cover; let rest 15 minutes. In a

large skillet heat 1-inch water over medium low heat

to a simmer; add remaining sugar and salt.

Divide dough into 12 pieces; shape 3 pieces into

smooth *****. With floured finger, poke a 1-inch hole

in each. Drop bagels into simmering water. Cook 3

minutes. Turn and cook 2 minutes. Turn again; cook 1

minute more. Drain on towels. Repeat shaping and

cooking rest of dough.

Place on greased baking sheet. Mix egg white and 1

Tbs water; brush on bagels. Sprinkle with coarse

salt, sesame, caraway or poppy seed if desired. Bake

at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Remove from sheets.

Cool.

Category: Bagels Recipes