Because one of the little happiness of life is to eat a good fresh bagel for lunch. However, you don’t always want to go out to the local bakery. So I suggest you a homemade bagel recipe, not too complicated, for your Sunday morning brunches. Ingredients (6 large bagels)
- 3 1/2 cups white flour
- 3 tsp salt
- 25 grams of fresh yeast or 3/4 teaspoon of dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup water temperature room
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- On the counter, put the flour and make a well in the Center. Add salt, honey, yeast and water. Knead for about 10 minutes until dough is uniform. Let stand for 1 hour in a bowl covered with a damp cloth.
- Divide the dough into 6 for large bagels or 8 for smaller ones. Take each part and roll with the hands to form cylinders of about 2.5-3 centimeters in diameter. Take a cylinder and join both ends to form a “donut” by tightening both ends together. Repeat with the other cylinders.
- Place on a plate, cover with a plastic paper and let the night rest on the counter. This step is very important so that they are very light and not hard as a rock.
- When the wait time is past, boil about 5 cups of water in a small saucepan and add the baking soda. Bake the bagels 30 seconds on each side, one at a time. When you take the bagel out of the water, it’s time to put the toppings to stay on the bagel. Dip one side of the bagel into the sesame seeds. Repeat with all Bagels.
- Bake at 450 °f for 8 minutes, turn back and cook again 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
- Eat the hot bagels at the exit of the oven!
Note: you can vary the fillings by adding poppy seeds, garlic powder, dehydrated onions, cinnamon, etc.