Friday, March 21, 2008


Here's everything you need. Nothing too strange, the only thing I had to buy was honey...we were all out , so I sucked it up and spent the $2.00.

2 c. warm water (110F)
1 TBS. honey
1 TBS. molasses
1 TBS. yeast
2 tsp. salt
5 c. all purpose flour
1 egg white
desired toppings

Let yeast melt into warm water and bubble (about 5-10 min). Add to mixer honey, molasses (or use just all honey or molasses if it's easier for you), salt and flour. Mix on high for 5 minutes. Auto knead for 10 - 12 min. Dough should be heavier than regular bread dough. Let rest and rise in bowl for 45-60 minutes. Take out and cut into 12 equal pieces. Roll into balls. Poke thumb in middle to create hole. Twirl dough around finger until you have a bagel. Let rest on lightly floured surface for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, bring large pot of water to a boil. Add 3 TBS. sugar. Place bagels in boiling water for 1 minute, flipping once. Place on large cookie sheet with parchment paper, covered with ground cornmeal. Preheat oven to 400. Bake 20 minutes or until golden. Brush bagels with whipped egg white. Sprinkle with desired toppings. I did 4 cinnamon sugar, 6 oat, and 2 cheese bagels. (Note: if you don't have cornmeal, sprinkling the pan with flour does NOT prevent sticking. Go ahead and use some cooking spray...I learned the hard way.)

I was trying to make these like the Panera Bread whole grain bagels. Of course, they weren't perfect, but they tasted really good. Especially right after they were baked!

On the left are the cinnamon sugar and the two on the right are the cheese bagels.

The man of the house chose to do PB and J on a whole grain bagel. No complaints from him!

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