Wednesday, June 4, 2008


These are yummy and cheap. I tried a batch with whole-wheat flour...good and healthy...but not good enough to do again. I'll stick with good old refined white flour for this recipe!

4 1/2 cups flour
2 packets active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
3 T sugar
1 tsp salt
1 gallon water
1 T sugar

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour and yeast. Combine warm water, 3 T sugar, and salt and pour over flour mixture. Beat at low spead 30 seconds and then high speed 3 minutes. Knead in as much remaining flour as needed to make a moderately stiff dough. Knead until smooth and elastic. Cover and allow to rest 15 minutes. Cut into 12 portions. Shape into smooth balls. Punch hole in middle. Pull gently to enlarge hole to 2 inches. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover and allow to rise 20 minutes. Broil 5 inches from heat for 90 seconds on each side. Heat 1 gallon water and 1 T sugar to boiling, then reduce heat. Cook bagels in water for 4 minutes on each side. Drain and place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 F for 25 minutes.

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