I have made bagels twice before. Both times i used the same recipe and they were definitely yummy but i was looking for something a little less dense and a little more flakey and light! I searched and searched until i came across this recipe.
- 4 cups bread flour
- 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
In a separate bowl combine water sugar and salt, mix and the pour into mixing bowl.
Beat for 30 seconds and then scrape down edges. Beat for 3 minutes more and then start adding remaining flour 1 cup at a time. Mixing well between additions. It will be drippy in the begining
Once All the flour is added, flour a work surface and start kneading by hand until it is smooth and elastic. This is the step where i added the cinnamon and sugar.
When done, divide into as many bagels as you want based on the size. I wanted nice BIG and JUMBO bagels so i only made 5 but you could easily make more! they’re HUGE! Divide the dough and then start rolling out each ball to look like a log and then attach the ends to make a circle! When your done place bagels under a cloth for 20 minutes. While you are waiting put a big pot of water on the stove so it can boil. Add 1 TBSP of sugar to this water!
When the time c0mes put the bagels in the boiling water for 7 minutes, turning them over half way through. Then dry the bagels off and place them on a greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon. Place them in the oven for 30 minutes at 375*