Homemade Bagels

It's been awhile since I've made homemade bagels. I'm sitting here trying to think of when I last made them but it's been a few years as I simply got in the habit of buying them after we moved here and I was working in the office and admittedly, cooking and baking lost its joy during that time. I've been craving homemade bagels again and I'm trying to remember if this particular version out of my old 1990's recipe box is the one I used to use!? I don't remember! LOL. I think it is. It's worth trying though - so give it a go.

Homemade bagels

4 T oil
2 T sugar
1/2 t salt
1 c hot water
2 pkg. dry yeast
1 egg
3 3/4 c flour

Mix the oil, sugar and salt5 with the hot water. When it cool s to lukewarm, add the yeast to dissolve. Beat the egg until frothy. Add it to the liquid. Mix in the flour. Knead the dough and shape into doughnuts and then cover and let rise on a floured board. When the bagels begin to swell, drop them one at a time into briskly boiling water and cook until they raise to the top and are light. Place on baking sheets and bake in a 400 degree oven about 15 minutes until crisp and golden. This will make about 30 small bagels.Print Friendly and PDF