Game-Changing Homemade Bagels – You Won’t Believe It’s Your First Try!

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Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups of warm water
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of salt
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • Toppings of your choice (poppy seeds, sesame seeds, etc.)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine warm water and sugar. Sprinkle yeast over the water, stir, and let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes foamy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Pour the yeast mixture into the flour and stir until a dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes until it’s smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.
  5. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  6. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and shape them into bagels. Make a hole in the center of each bagel.
  7. Boil the bagels for 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove them from the water and place them on a baking sheet.
  8. Brush the bagels with beaten egg and sprinkle your favorite toppings.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  10. Let them cool before slicing and serving.

Prep Time: 2 hours

Yield: 8 bagels

These homemade bagels are a game-changer. You won’t believe it’s your first try to make them! They are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and can be customized with your favorite toppings. Whether you enjoy them plain, with cream cheese, or as a sandwich, these bagels will elevate your breakfast or brunch to a whole new level. Impress your family and friends with your baking skills and savor the deliciousness of these homemade treats. They are so good that you might never want to buy store-bought bagels again!

Nutritional Information (per bagel): Calories: 230, Fat: 1g, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 8g

Now that you’ve discovered the joy of making your own bagels, you’ll want to share this incredible recipe with everyone you know. Don’t be surprised if you become the designated bagel chef among your friends and family. Enjoy your homemade bagels and the satisfaction of creating something so delicious from scratch!