I love bagels. I could eat them every single day. I've been annoyed lately how expensive they are in the grocery store, so I started wondering how difficult they would be to make. After searching around online for awhile, I came across a bagel recipe that starts in the breadmaker. Since I love my bread machine, I couldn't pass it up.
These bagels were super easy and they taste great. I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to justify buying bagels again.
Recipe from Allrecipes
Makes 9 bagels
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP white sugar
3 cups bread flour
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
3 quarts boiling water
3 TBSP white sugar
1 TBSP cornmeal
1 egg white
Place water, salt, sugar, flour and yeast in the bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough setting.
When cycle is complete, let dough rest on a lightly floured surface. Meanwhile, in a large pot bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Stir in 3 tablespoons of sugar.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cut dough into 9 equal pieces, and roll each piece into a small ball. Flatten balls. Poke a hole in the middle of each with your thumb. Twirl the dough on your finger or thumb to enlarge the hole, and to even out the dough around the hole. Cover bagels with a clean cloth, and let rest for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle an ungreased baking sheet with cornmeal. Carefully transfer bagels to boiling water. Boil for 1 minute, turning half way through. Drain briefly on clean towel. Arrange boiled bagels on baking sheet. Glaze tops with egg white.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until well browned.