Bagels - easy and delicious! (TMX)
First off these are NOT gluten free (sorry coeliac & gluten intolerant readers).
however, they were soooooooooooooooo easy and very delicious! they take just over 1.5 hours to make, but there's only about 10 minutes of work in that ;) they were chewy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside.
Next time i would probably lower the sugar a little - I'll try 25g and then 20g. they weren't REALLY sweet but still a little sweet for my liking. I also felt that they needed a wash or glaze of some sort too - I'll try egg perhaps (only to keep them dairy free). Original recipe came from here :)
it would be easy to put cheese on before baking if you desired, and probably not hard to make variations such as cinnamon & raisin, or blueberry (with dried & soaked berries)
Bagels (makes 8)
290g warm water
480g bakers flour
5-10g yeast (i usually add it slowly so it wavers between the 2 to get approximately a sachet worth)
1 tspn salt
add all ingredients into the thermomix. mix on speed 5-6 for around 10-15 seconds until it just starts to come together into a ball.
then put on closed lid, knead setting for 2 minutes
place in an large oiled bowl, cover with cling wrap and leave to rise for an hour.
heat oven to 240'c (or 200' in my stupid oven lol)
divide in half (i found it easiest to use my hands and twist it into pieces), then half again and half again. roll each of the 8 pieces into a ball, then use your thumb/s to create a hole in the middle. i also did a bit of a twist in the doug, sort of pulling the inside towards the outside in a few places. place on a greased tray (i also lined with baking paper), cover with a damp tea towel and leave for 15 minutes.
in the meantime bring a large pot of water to the boil. add in bagels one at a time. cook 30 seconds per side - i generally added a second straight after turning the first and it was fine having 2 in at a time. drain (mine stuck to paper towel, so put them on a strainer over the original bowl used for the dough) then place back on the tray.
bake for 15 minutes.
let cool slightly and then go for it!!!!!!!!!!
originally posted by Karen at http://brazen20au.blogspot.com/