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Bagels

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Bagels
Ingredients

warm water 1 1/4 cup
sugar 1 1/2 tbsp
active dry yeast 2 tsp
bread flour 3 1/2 cups
salt 1 1/2 tsp
sesame seeds (Black and white mix) 2 tbsp
poppy seeds 2 tsp
caraway seeds 1 tsp


Method

1. In a bowl, combine the water and sugar and stir to dissolve.
2. Pour in the yeast and allow this to sit for 6-8 minutes.
3. In a larger bowl, whisk together the flour and 1 1/2 teaspoon salt.
4. Once the yeast mixture has had time to activate, pour it in to the flour mixture and stir until a crumbly dough forms.
5. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 6-7 minutes. Set the dough aside for 1 hour.
6. Divide into eight equal pieces. Shape into a ball and press your finger through to form the center hole. Once you have shaped all the bagels, allow them to rest for 10 minutes or so.
7. Now take your bagels and put them into a pot of boiling water. They should float. Let them cook for 45 seconds to 1 minute on each side, or keep them on prepared baking sheet.
8. Whisk the egg plus 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl to make egg wash and brush this over each bagel.
9. Sprinkle all the seeds! After you add the seeds bake at 180°C for 20 minutes..
10.Serve them with fresh cream cheese.

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