Bread Machine Recipes

Bread Flour from Amazon

Serving Size: 12


Cooking Directions:
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1 1/3 cups water
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/3 cups whole-wheat flour -- see * Note
2 2/3 cups bread flour
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

* Note: If you don't want wheat bagles substitute white bread flour for
the whole-wheat flour. For best results boil and then bake no more than 4
at a time.

Place all ingredients in your machine in the order specified by your
machine's manufacturer. Select the dough cycle and press start. Let the
machine knead the dough and then let the dough rise for only 20 minutes in
the machine. Even if your cycle runs longer, simply turn off the machine
after 20 minutes.

After 10 minutes of the 20 minutes of the rise time has completed put on a
large pot of water, with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Bring to a boil. Divide
the dough into 12 pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a ball, poke a
floured finger through the center to form the hole, and then shape top and
smooth sides. Moisten your finger with water, if necessary to smooth.
Pull gently to enlarge the hole. The center hole should be about 3 inches
across. The resulting bagel is smooth and there is no joint.

Carefully lower 3 or 4 bagels at a time into the water, cooking for about
30 seconds on each side. Remove bagels, drain on a towel, sprinkle with
poppy seeds, sesame seeds or dried onion bits if desired and place on the
greased baking sheet.

Bake in a preheated 550 degree oven for 8 minutes. Turn them over after 4
minutes. For an extra chewy crust throw a few ice cubes on the floor of
your oven.

This recipe yields 12 bagels.

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