Homemade Bagels

  • Mix 2 packages of yeast, 5 tsp sugar, and 1.5 cups warm water together and let stand 3 minutes

  • Mix 2 cups of flour with 2 tsp salt in a large bowl and add the yeast mixture.

  • Stir until combined and slowly mix in the rest of the flour

  • Knead on a floured surface for 5 minutes, adding additional flour if needed, dough should be firm.

  • Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until double.

  • After rising punch down and divide dough into 12 balls. Allow to rest for 4 minutes

  • With your thumb, make a hole in each ball of dough and pull open about 2 inches, making a bagel shape.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Place the shaped dough onto a cookie sheet and cover for 10 minutes.

  • Lower heat under water for it to be simmering.

  • Drop 2 or 3 bagels at a time into the water for about 45 seconds, turning each once.

  • Drain and place on greased baking sheets.

  • Brush tops with beaten egg white and top with optional toppings.

  • Bake for 35 minutes, turning once for even browning.

  • Bagels are done when they are golden brown and shiny.

This checklist was created by seancrowe5

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