To complete the recipe, you will need:
Two teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)
1 ½ tablespoons gradulated sugar
1 ¼ cups warm water
3 ½ cups bread flour or high gluten flour
1 ½ teaspoons salt
One tablespoon honey
One tablespoon of milk
Any toppings you want (I'll be making plain and cheese bagels)
A stand mixer with a dough hook attachment
One large pot
Two small (or one large) pan
(This recipe will make 8 medium sized bagels)
To start, warm up one half cup of water in the microwave in 15 second intervals until warm to the touch, but not hot. Mix in the sugar, wait till it dissolves fully, then pour in the yeast. Do not stir, let rest for five minutes. A bubbly foam should form on the top of the water.
In the stand mixer, mix together the flour and salt. Make a well (a dent in the middle of the ingredients) and pour in the yeast, water, and sugar mixture.
Pour and mix in the remaining one third cup of water. Mix the ingredients together until you have a moist, sticky but slightly firm dough. (If needed, add more water in tablespoons)
Place, four at a time, the bagels into the boiling water. After one minute, flip them onto the other side. After they have boiled, put them onto the prepared pans. Spread the egg wash over the tops, and add any additional toppings to the bagels.
All photos taken by Hannah Conn '23