Jewish culture, bagels symbolize the endless circle of life.
Poppy seeds, cheese, oatmeal, cracked wheat, rosemary, sesame
seeds, garlic salt, chopped onions, rosemary, cinnamon sugar,
Fleur de Sel, caraway seeds, fresh chopped garlic or chopped
tomatoes make delicious toppings. A bagel skimmer or slotted
spoon is helpful to remove the bagels from the boiling water.
1/2 cup whole milk
teaspoons active dry yeast
tablespoons butter, melted
large egg white
large egg yolk
cheese and smoked salmon
and roast beef
machine method: Measure the milk, water, yeast,
flour, salt and egg white into a bread machine pan.
for white bread, dough cycle and a large loaf. Go to
3 to complete the recipe.
method: Heat the milk and water to 110
. In an extra
bowl, whisk together the warmed milk, water, yeast,
butter, salt and egg white. Mix the egg yolk and water
a small bowl, refrigerate until needed. Stir the flour into
yeast liquid. Knead on a floured breadboard for 2 minutes.
the dough in a large bowl and spray with oil. Turn oven
. Turn oven off when you can just
feel the heat
your hand. Place the bowl in the oven. Let the dough rise
1 hour. Punch down the dough with your fist.
3. Roll and pull
dough into a 20-inch rope. Cut into 1-inch
each piece into a 6-inch long rope with tapered
Dampen one end with water and connect to the other
to form a circle. Repeat with all 6-inch ropes. Arrange
on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet and let bagels
for 45 minutes in oven. Remove, preheat oven to 400
4. Bring water to
boil in a 6-quart Dutch oven. Drop 5 bagels
a time into the water and cook for 30 seconds on each side.
5. Remove with a
bagel skimmer or a large slotted spoon.
on an ungreased baking sheet and brush with egg yolk.
6. Sprinkle bagels
with a topping and bake in the preheated
15-25 minutes. When cool, serve with a filling.
Hint: Make these the day after you make roast turkey
Add 1/4 cup Non-diastatic malt to the
boiling water and top
bagels with uncrushed
dried rosemary before baking. Slice
in half and make mini-turkey sandwiches
with slices of turkey
breast and mayonnaise. If you omit the
rosemary, you can
make the sandwiches with cranberry
sauce and lettuce.
Makes 20 mini-bagel sandwiches