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Basic Egg Bagels

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“A simple basic recipe. Time is approximate due to kneeding and rising of dough.”
1hr 34mins
10 bagels

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar and salt, dissolve. Lightly beat in the 1 eggs. Stir well. Add 2 cups of flour, stirring to make a smooth thin dough. Then add remainder of flour to make a stiff dough. Knead this dough 15 minutes. Then set aside covered to rise for 40 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into 10 equal parts and knead each separately to form a small ball. Push a floured finger through the center of each and twirl it around your finger to make a bagel with about a 1 to 1 1/2" hole and an outer diameter of about 3". Let rise for 20 minutes.
  3. Bring to boil 3 qts. water with 1 tablespoon sugar in it. Boil 4-5 bagels at a time for 4 minutes each, turning carefully. Dry on a paper towel. Mix the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water, beat well, and brush the bagels with the mixture. Bake 20-30 minutes at 400oF (until brown). Don't expose to direct fire in the oven.

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