Bagels are fucking delicious, but we don’t have a wide variety available for purchase in your local grocery store in Australia. All the delicious flavours can usually only be bought from specialty stores or market places.
Not anymore! Make your own! It’s incredibly cheap and ridiculously simple and wondrously impressive. See those rustic looking bagels over there? Yeah, these hands made them.
50g dried onion flakes
600g bread flour
8g packet of dried yeast
415ml warm water
1/2 tbsp salt
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
Flour for working
In a bowl, pour in bread flour and make a small well in the middle. In a separate bowl, combine the yeast, onion flakes, 1 1/2 tbsp sugar and salt with the warm water. Pour water mixture slowly into the well in the flour and mix until a dough forms (if necessary, add a little more water). Turn out dough on to a floured work space and knead for 10-15 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic. In a clean bowl, grease sides with oil spray and place dough in, turning over to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and leave in a warm spot for 20-40 minutes, or until dough has almost doubled in size.
Knead dough and split into 10 portions. Form into a ball shape and press a finger through the middle to make the bagel hole. Shape properly with your hands into a doughnut form. Place formed bagels on a floured board, cover with a tea towel and place back in warm spot for 20 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 200°C. In a pot, bring some water to the boil with the remaining 1/2 tbsp of sugar. Boil each bagel for approximately 5 minutes, turning frequently while in the water. Remove excess water with a paper towel and place on to a baking paper lined oven tray.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Thanks urban dictionary!