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DIY Bagels

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A secret: I could probably live on bread. English muffins, croissants, sour dough, BAGELS, whatever. I've baked my share of bread in the past, using both my mom's recipes and kneading it the old-fashioned way, as well as employing a bread machine. (The outcome from the bread machine doesn't even compare, I'm sorry to say.) I have not, however, attempted to make bagels. I can only imagine how yummy these are! The Angry Chicken tips us off to the recipe, which originated in Martha's Baking Handbook and has been refined. Here are the ingredients:

 

  • 3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1-2/3 cups warm water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1-1/2 cups wheat pastry flour
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons table salt
  • Poppy seeds, sesame seeds, coarse salt, rye seeds, etc, for topping, if desired
  • Vegetable oil 
  • Plastic wrap
  • Parchment paper, optional
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