Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Easy Bagels

1 cup warm water
2 1/4 teaspoon aka 1 package yeast
3 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar

Proof the yeast in a bowl. Mix flour and salt together. Add yeast and water to flour and mix. Add any spices now. Cover and let rise 1 hour. Divide into 8 pieces and roll into 1 inch thick ropes. Wet the ends and stick together. Cover and let rise on an oiled baking sheet for 15 minutes. Boil 3 inches of water in a pot, add sugar, then add dough and boil for a minute, flip as they boil. Drain and place back on oiled baking sheet. Top with any spices. Bake for 10 minutes at 500F or until browned nicely. Play around with types of flour and spices and post your comments.

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