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Bagels are a type of bread product in the shape of a thick ring. The dough is first boiled in water, then baked.


2 T yeast (dry yeast)
4 1⁄2 c flour (sifted)
1 1⁄2 c water (tepid)
3 T sugar
1 T salt


Combine yeast, water, sugar and salt.

Add 2/3 of the flour to mixture. Beat at low speed for 1/2 minute, scraping sides. Beat 3 minutes on high speed.

By hand, stir in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough.

Turn out on floured board and knead until smooth, about 5-8 minutes. Let rest 15 minutes.

Cut into 12 portions. Shape into smooth balls. With floured finger, punch a hole in center and enlarge the hole working each into a uniform shape. Let rise 20 minutes.

In large kettle put one gallon water and one tablespoon sugar. Bring to boil, then reduce to a simmer.

Drop 4-5 bagels in at a time cooking 3 1/2 minutes on each side for a total of seven minutes.


Place on un-greased sheet. Bake at 375° F 30-35 minutes.

Total time
1 hour
Cooking time
Preparation time
12 servings
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North American cuisine

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