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                                   BAGELS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4 1/2                To 5 cups all-purpose flour
    3       tb           Bs sugar
    1       tb           Bs salt
    2                    Active yeast
    2       tb           Bs margarine
    1       tb           Bs sugar
    1                    Egg white
                         Water
 
   Mix 1 1/2 cups flour, 3 Tbs sugar, 1 Tbs salt and
   yeast.
   
   Heat 1 1/2 cups water and margarine to 120-130
   degrees.  Add to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at
   medium speed.  Add 1/2 cup flour; beat at high speed 2
   minutes.  Stir in more flour to make a stiff dough. On
   floured board, knead 8-10 minutes.  Set in greased
   bowl; turn to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm,
   draft-free place 1 hour.
   
   Punch dough down.  Cover; let rest 15 minutes.  In a
   large skillet heat 1-inch water over medium low heat
   to a simmer; add remaining sugar and salt.
   
   Divide dough into 12 pieces; shape 3 pieces into
   smooth balls. With floured finger, poke a 1-inch hole
   in each.  Drop bagels into simmering water. Cook 3
   minutes.  Turn and cook 2 minutes. Turn again; cook 1
   minute more. Drain on towels.  Repeat shaping and
   cooking rest of dough.
   
   Place on greased baking sheet.  Mix egg white and 1
   Tbs water; brush on bagels.  Sprinkle with coarse
   salt, sesame, caraway or poppy seed if desired.  Bake
   at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Remove from sheets.
   Cool.
   
   Fleischmann’s
  
 
 
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