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Bagels #6


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Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Water; 80 F
  • 3 c Bread Flour
  • 2 tb Sugar
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 1/2 tb Butter Or Margarine; Cut In 6 Pieces
  • 2 ts Active Dry Yeast Or 1 1/2 T Fast Rise
  • 3 qt Water
  • 1 tb Sugar
  • Poppy or sesame seeds for garnish

Directions:

1. Add water to bread pan.
 
2. Add bread flour, 2 tablespoons sugar and salt to pan. Tap pan to settle dry ingredients, then level dry ingredients, pushing some of the flour mixture into the corners. Place pieces of butter around outer edges of pan on top of dry ingredients.
 
3. Make a slight well in center of dry ingredients and add the yeast.
 
4. Place bread pan into oven chamber, twist to lock pan in place and close cover. Program Break Select for DOUGH, Press START-STOP button to turn bread maker on. Press LOCK button to lock program into control. When dough is done, audible alert will sound and bread maker will turn off automatically. Remove pan from bread maker, then remove dough and place into a lightly greased bowl, cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
 
5. Remove dough from refrigerator and place on lightly floured surface. Roll out into a rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick. For bagels, divide dough into 8 equal pieces: for bagelettes, divide dough into 16 equal pieces.
 
6. Form each piece of dough into a ball. punch hole in center with finger, then stretch dough until center hole is 1 or 2 inches in diameter, depending on size bagel being made. Place formed bagels on greased cookie sheet about 2 inchs apart. Brush lightly with cold water, cover and let rise in warm draft-free place for 30 - 40 minutes or until almost double in size.
 
7. Bring 3 quarts water to boil in 5 quart dutch oven. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Reduce heat to simmer and carefully add 2 - 3 bagels or 4 - 5 bagelettes to hot water. Simmer for 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove with slotted spoon, drain, then place on greased baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds if desired, or leave plain. Bake in preheated 450 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove, turn bagels over and bake on second side for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly before serving.
 
NOTES : I brown onions and garlic, drain good and put on bagels before cooking, great. Recipe by: Westbent Auto Dough Break and Dough Maker
 
Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by ksmith3001@juno.com (Katherine L Smith) on Sep 11, 1997