Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tucked away in the back of my breadmaker manual and recipe book I've got a recipe for bagels that I was given in the UK. Bagels are just as easy to make as bread rolls and even easier if you have a breadmaker to make the dough for you. Today I just felt like having bagels at lunch.
The recipe is:
450g strong white bread flour
1 1/2 tsp caster sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp breadmaker yeast
Put all the ingredients in the order listed into your breadmaker and turn it on to the dough cycle.
When ready, remove the dough and break into 8 even pieces, roll each into a ball, flatten slightly and then make a hole with your finger stretching the dough so the hole is about 1 inch in diameter. Place the bagels on greased baking trays and cover with greased plastic wrap until doubled in size (for about 1hr).
Bring a large pan of water to the boil and carefully drop in a couple of bagels, boil for only 1 min, remove, drain and place back on baking trays. Repeat for all bagels.
Brush bagels with egg wash, then sprinkle on poppy seeds (or sesame seeds).
Bake at 200 deg C for 10-15 mins.