1 cup water
2 teaspoons cooking oil
3 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast or bread machine yeast
1 slightly beaten egg white
1 tablespoon water
Poppy seeds or sesame seeds
For Boiling:
6 cups water
1 tablespoon sugar

Select recipe size. Add first 6 ingredients to machine according to the manufacturer’s directions. Select the dough cycle. When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine. Punch down. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Divide 1-1/2 pound dough into 9 portions (divide 2 pound dough into 12 portions). Working quickly, shape each into a smooth ball. Punch a hole in center; pull gently to make a 2-in. hole. Place on a greased large baking sheet. Cover; let rise for 20 minutes (start timing after first bagel is shaped). Broil, 5 in. from heat, 3 to 4 minutes, turning once (tops should not brown).

Meanwhile, in large pot bring 6 cups water and 1 tablespoon sugar to boil. Reduce heat. Add bagels, 4 or 5 at a time, and simmer for 7 minutes, turning once. Drain on paper towels. (If some bagels fall slightly, they may rise when baked.) Place on a well-greased large baking sheet. Mix the egg white and the 1 tablespoon water; brush over bagels. If desired, sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds. Bake in a 375′ oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until tops are golden. Remove from baking sheets; cool on racks.

Yield: “9 bagels”


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