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:

250ml water
450g strong white bread flour
1 1/2 tsp caster sugar
1 tsp salt
15g butter
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.

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