*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Bread Machine Onion Bagels
 
 Recipe By     : More Electric Bread
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Abm                              Breakfast
                 Electric Bread
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/8  cups          water -- lukewarm
    3      cups          white bread flour -- +1 tablespoon
    3 1/3  tablespoons   brown sugar
    1      teaspoon      salt
      3/4  teaspoon      onion powder
    1 1/2  teaspoons     dried onions -- pre-soaked ***
    3 1/4  teaspoons     active dry yeast
 
 *** Presoak 1/4 cup dried onions in 1/3 cup warm water for 10 minutes.  Drain a
 nd press water from onions.  Place specified amount of pre-soaked onions in the
  machine with the rest of the ingredients.  Save the rest to sprinkle on top of
  the bagels before baking.
 
 
 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 8 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
 s.
 
 ** 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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