My bagels recipe
So, last week I told you about these delicious and amazingly simple bagels I made for the first time. And since it was too good I couldn't believe it was true, remember? I've tried the recipe again, with a few variations and yes! they are delicious and it's really not difficult. So I'm ready to share the recipe now!
For 10 large bagels I use 500g of flour (white, whole...); 200g of water; 20g of sugar; 1 egg; 25g of butter; 25g of sourdough; 5g of yeast; 10g of salt. For the topping 1 egg and seeds you like. In a bowl I set the flour, add the water, sourdough-yeast-salt, sugar, egg and stir well. Then add the butter and mix until the dough is soft and smooth. It takes about 10 to 15min. Then let the dough rest under a wet clothe for 1h. After that time flatten the dough and roll it to obtain a tube. Cut it in 10 equal pieces and let rest under a wet clothe 15min. Make balls with each piece of dough, flour littly the top. Now, let's form the bagels. With your index, punch a hole in the middle of the ball and roll it around to increase the size of the hole until it reaches about 3cm. Take care to keep the dough uniform all around. Repeat for each ball, and let rest under a clothe for 30min. Prepare a Pan of biling water, boil each bagel on both sides for 1min30, and drain them. Now the topping part can start. With a brush spread the batted egg, then chose the topping of your choice, set in a plate and roll the bagel in. Line the bagels on a cooking plate covered with cooking paper. Bake at 200deg for 15min.
Et voila! Ready to eat in less than 2h and so delicious that eating industrial bagels is not an option anymore!!