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Bagels Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kathy McNerney
Added: Wednesday, September 28, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 1/2 cups flour (all purpose)
2 pkgs. yeast
1 1/2 cups water
3 Tbls. sugar
1 Tbls. salt

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl mix 1 1/2 cups flour and 2 pkgs of dry yeast. Combine 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 ), 3 tbls. sugar and 1 tbls. salt. Add to flour mixture.

Beat at low speed of electric mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping sides of bowl. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. By hand stir in 2 3/4 to 3 cups flour to make a moderately stiff dough. Knead on lightly floured surface till smooth (8 to 10 minutes), Cover; let rise 15 minutes.

Cut into 12 portions; shape into balls. Punch hole in center of each. Pull gently to enlarge hole, working into uniform shape. Cover, let rise 20 minutes.

(Optional for glossy surface) Place raised bagels on an ungreased baking sheet; broil 5 inches from heat for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side.

In large kettle bring 1 gallon water and 1 tbls. sugar to boiling. Simmer 4 bagels at a time for 7 minutes, turning once. Drain. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes. (If broiled bake for 25 minutes).

If mixed by hand they come out lighter. Batch can be doubled.

 

 

 

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