*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
              Bread Machine Basic Bagels - Regular Size Batch
 Recipe By     : More Electric Bread
 Serving Size  : 5    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Abm                              Breakfast
                 Electric Bread                   Bread
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      3/4  cup           water -- lukewarm
    2      cups          white bread flour
    2      tablespoons   brown sugar
      3/4  teaspoon      salt
      1/8  teaspoon      active dry yeast
 1.  Insert ingredients in bread machine according to manufacturer’s instruction
 s.  Remove the dough from the machine after the first knead - approximately 20 
 to 30 minutes. 
 2.  Place dough on a floured surface.  Divide into 5 parts.  Form balls, gently
  press thumb through center of ball and slowly stretch into bagel shape.
 3.  While bagels rise, bring three quarts of water and one tablespoon of sugar 
 to a rapid boil in a large saucepan.  Drop test dough (see hints below).
 4.  Using a slotted spoon, drop 2-3 bagels into rapidly boiling water.  Boil on
  each side for  1/2 minutes.  Remove and cool on rack 1 minute, brush with egg 
 and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds, if desired.
 5.  Bake at 400 on a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal, until golden - appro
 ximately 15 minutes.
 ** Bagel Success Hints
 ** When forming the bagels, set aside two 1/4 balls of dough.  When the bagels
  have doubled in size, drop the test dough into boiling water.  The dough shoul
 d pop to the top right away.  When this happens, it is time to boil the bagels.
 ** A quick spray of non-stick vegetable coating on the top of the bagel may be 
 substituted for the egg wash.
 ** To make bagel sticks, cut bagel before rising and lay out in a straight line
 .  Roll sticks in a combination  of sesame and poppy seeds with a pinch of garl
 ic powder.  Let sticks rise, boil, and bake as described in the above direction
 ** To make bagel chips, slice leftover bagels horizontally into thin slices.  B
 ruish with butter or margarine on one side.  Lay (butter side up) on an ungreas
 ed cookie sheet and bake at 325 for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
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