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                              Best Bagels Ever
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Bagels                           Hand Made
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  Cups          warm water
    1      T             yeast
                         mix in:
    2      T             honey
    1      T             salt
    4      C             Flour -- Ww, Oat, White
 
 Let yeast proof in water for 5 minutes, then mix in the honey, salt and
 flour.
 
 Knead for 10 minutes until dough is happy
 
 Rise, covered in oiled bowl for 15 minutes
 
 Pat dough into rectangular slab 1 " thick and cut into strips.  Join ends
 of strips together to form bagels.  Let rise, covered, on oiled tray for 20
 minutes
 
 Preheat oven to 375 degrees and put a pot of water on to boil
 
 After the 20 minute rise is done, drop bagels, one at a time, into boiling
 water.  Take them out once they rise to the top of the water (Should be
 anywhere between 30 sec and 1 minute)
 
 While still wet, sprinkle on toppings of choice (onion, garlic, sesame
 seeds, poppy seeds, and sea salt all at once is my favorite)  Bake on tray with
 cornmeal to prevent sticking.
 
 They will be done in around 25 minutes (varies) - when tops are golden
 brown.
 
 can be made in 1 1/2 hours, start to finish.  This recipie has been
 tried by friends who have never worked with yeast before with great
 success.