I was quite surprised last night when I saw what Andy was up to, he was making fresh bagels!! He used to make these all the time when we were first married and still in KY but they haven't made an appearance in quite awhile. Andy's parents were stopping through and this was a super idea that he had for an easy and relaxing breakfast.
- 1 1/8 cups water
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp instant yeast
Add all ingredients in above order to the bread machine basket and place on dough cycle. Once cycle has completed allow dough to continue to rise in the machine for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees and boil 2 quarts of water in a large pot. Add 1 Tbsp sugar to boiling water.
Remove dough from machine and form into 8-10 balls. Roll each piece into a ball and push your thumb through the center to form a hole, then swirl the dough on your finger to enlarge the hole.
Place 2 or 3 bagels at a time in the water and boil for 2 minutes on the first side and 1 minute on the second. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a greased baking sheet. Lightly brush bagels with a beaten egg white and sprinkle with seeds if desired. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
This morning I sliced them and set out plain low-fat cream cheese, preserves, and honey. I toasted mine and had half with cream cheese and half with preserves.
Wilson's typical spot while were cooking in the kitchen. He's such a cute and good boy.