Thursday, February 18, 2010

Whole Wheat Bagels

I realized last night that I feel I'm failing you...I wasn't really making new recipes that didn't come from a box. Well do not worry my friends, I took care of that with 4 new recipes today.  I have been really wanting to try to make homemade bagels I just hadn't done it yet. These are not hard, but they do have a few steps to them and look daunting at first. But overall they are fairly simple

Whole Wheat Bagels- adapted from Prevention's The Healthy Cook

2 cups whole wheat flour(+up to another 1/2 cup)
1 cups flour
1 1/4 cups very warm water(110-115 degrees F)
1 pkg or 2 1/4 tsp active dry(or instant) yeast
2 tsp+1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg white, beaten + 1 tbsp cold water
2 tbsp of your choice-poppyseeds, sesame seeds, or cinnamon sugar

In stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, place 2 cups flour, salt, yeast, and 2 tsp sugar. Turn on and mix while gradually pouring in warm water. Keep mixing until a smooth elastic ball forms.(It should clean the side of the bowl, if not add more flour 1 tbsp at a time). Cover bowl with damp towel and place in warm spot. Let rise about 1 hr or until it doubles in size.

About 20 mins before rising is done, fill large stock pot with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a gentle boil.

Grease cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Turn dough onto lightly floured(or greased) surface and gently need to release air bubbles. Divide dough into about 16 equal pieces(i had 13). Roll each piece into a ball and flatten with your hand. Poke hole in center and place over finger and twirl, once hole has been open, place bagel on cookie sheet. Cover dough with damp towel and let rise for 10 mins.**Do not let them over rise as this will cause them to fall during baking.

Place 2-4 bagels at a time into boiling water. (This will depend on the size of your bagels and the size of your pot). You do not want to over crowd them or cause the water to drop below boiling. Let boil for 30 secs, flipping once. Place bagels back onto sheet and continue.

Brush with egg white and top with your choice of topping. Place in oven at 375 for 20-25 mins until golden brown.

Kid's Help: rolling dough into balls, flattening, poking holes, and spinning. they can also help brush on egg white and sprinkle on topping.

I will definitely make these again, but double the recipe so I can freeze them. They are delicious! I hope to try them with cinnamon raisin flavor and other flavors down the road.

**excuse the funny layout, someday I will figure out how to line things up!

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