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       Title: Faylen’s Bagels
  Categories: Polkadot, Faylen, Bread:yeast
       Yield: 24 Bagels
  
       1 pk Yeast
   1 1/2 c  Warm water
       5 c  Flour, approximate
       2 ts Salt
       2 tb Sugar
  
   Combine yeast and 1/2 c warm water in measuring cup, stirring with a
   fork until dissolved.
   
   Combine 2 c flour, salt, and sugar in bowl.  Add dissolved yeast and
   remaining 1 c of warm water.  Beat vigorously with whisk or spoon for
   2 minutes. Gradually add enough of remaining flour, 1/4 c at a time,
   to make a soft dough.  Turn out of bowl.  Knead until smooth and
   elastic, adding as little flour as necessary, about 8-10 minutes.
   (don't skimp on the kneading!)
   
   Place dough in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, put in warm place to
   rise until doubled in size.  (45-60 minutes.  Watch carefully.)
   
   Punch down dough and divide into 12 equal portions (about 3-4 oz each.
   Weigh dough on a kitchen scale for accuracy and even size.)  Form into
   smooth balls, gently pulling sides of dough down and tucking ends
   underneath.  Place on floured surface.  Let rest 10 minutes.  Using a
   finger or wooden spoon handle, punch a hole in the center of each
   piece and twirl or stretch into a bagel shape.  Cover with a towel
   and let rest 20-30 minutes.
   
   Bring to a boil 6 cups of water, 1 Tbsp sugar and 1 Tbsp salt in a
   large shallow pan.  Gently drop 3 or 4 bagels at a time into the
   simmering water. Poach first side 2 minutes, turn to cook other side
   2 minutes. Remove bagels from water with a slotted spoon and place on
   a towel to cool.
   
   Over the sink, brush each bagel with egg white wash (1 egg white mixed
   with 1 Tbsp water).  You may now sprinkle bagel with salt, poppy
   seeds, minced garlic or onion, sesame seeds, whatever suits your
   fancy.  Place bagels on a greased baking sheet and bake at 375
   degrees for 30 minutes. If you like your crust crispy rather than
   chewy, bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, then brush on the egg wash
   and sprinkle with desired topping and return bagels to oven for 20
   minutes more.
   
   Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire racks.
   
   These freeze well.
   
   Recipe By:     Kings Cooking studio Course
   Serving Size:24
   Preparation Time:     0:00
   Categories:     Yeast Breads
   
   * The Polka Dot Palace BBS  1-201-822-3627  Posted by FAYLEN
  
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