Lovely, chewy homemade bagels. New York City is famous for them and now you can make them at home in the UK with this easy and adaptable recipe. This recipe makes 8 bagels and they have no preservatives so you need to gobble them up quickly.
2 slices of back bacon, 1 fried egg and either mayo or butter
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American New York Bagels
Lovely, chewy bagels. New York City is famous for them and now you can make them at home in the UK with this easy and adaptable recipe.
CourseBreakfast & Brunch
250gramsstrong white bread flour
250gramsstrong wholemeal bread flour
1teaspoonsalt free flowing table salt
2tablespoonsplain flour for rolling and shaping
2tablespoonsmilk for brushing on bagels
10gramssesame seeds for sprinkling on the bagels
Fit the Kitchenaid mixer with the dough hook.
In the Kitchenaid mixer bowl, bring 150 ml milk and 150 ml water to warm - that is, when you put your finger in it is neither hot nor cold. It should be about body temperature.
Make the Dough
Add 7g (1 sachet) yeast to the mixer bowl along with the sugar.
Let the yeast foam for about 10 minutes while you weigh out the flours.
When the yeast foams, put the bowl on the mixer and turn mixer on lowest setting.
Add the flours one tablespoon at a time and incorporate into the liquid.
Add the salt.
Turn mixer up to 2 and knead the dough for about 15 minutes.
Cover bowl with cling film and let dough rise for about an hour in a warm place. It should double in size.
Shape & Bake Bagels
Knock back the bagel dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Boil the water in the large pot and line the baking sheets with parchment.
Pour milk into small bowl and get out sesame seeds and the pastry brush.
Turn oven to 200C (fan).
Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces.
Shape each piece into a ball.
With floured thumbs, push a whole in the middle of the bagel and shape.
Put 1 bagel in the boiling water (must be done one at a time so they don't stick). Boil for 2 minutes, turn with wooden spoon and boil for two minutes on the other side.
Lift bagel 1 out of the water, place on baking sheet and repeat step above for bagel 2.
Repeat until 4 bagels have been boiled.
Whilst bagel 5 is boiling, brush milk on the first batch of bagels and sprinkle generously with sesame seeds.
Place in a hot oven for 10 - 15 minutes depending on how brown you like your bagels. (In my case, my fan oven is a little uneven so I have to turn them at 8 minutes for even colour.)
Continue boiling the remaining bagels until the second baking sheet is ready for the oven.
Remove first batch when browned and set aside to cool.
It will take about an hour of after shaping just for the boiling, brushing, topping and baking.