Why do we always want to BAKE when the Fall season arrives?
It’s a beautiful day here in Florida and ‘only’ 84 degrees!
The hibiscus is blooming right now!
It’s a little cooler today so... LET’S BAKE!
My hubby LOVES bagels but he likes GOOD bagels from the bakery! We don’t have a Bruegger’s bakery nearby so I decided to make some!
First you boil them...
And THEN you bake...
It’s been years since I’ve made them but I love baking bread !
Hubby cut them and we toasted them...
...and added just a ‘little’ butter!
I found this recipe online that I modified just a bit!
For the original go HERE!
Home Baked Bagels
Mix yeast, sugar and warm water together and let stand 3 minutes.
Mix 2 cups of flour with the salt in a large bowl and add the yeast mixture.
Stir until combined and slowly mix in the rest of the flour
Knead on a floured surface for 5 minutes, adding additional flour if needed, dough should be firm.
Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until double.
After rising punch down and divide dough into 12 balls.
Allow to rest for 4 minutes.
Bring 2 quarts of water to boil.
With your thumb, make a hole in each ball of dough and pull open about 2 inches, making a bagel shape.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place the shaped dough onto a board and cover for 10 minutes.
Lower heat until simmering, turn it up as you cook to keep it hot!
Drop 3 bagels at a time into the water for about 4 minutes, turning each once.
Drain on a clean cloth and paper towels and place on lightly greased baking sheets.
Brush tops with beaten egg white
Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown. Turn the broiler on to lightly brown tops.
It may seem like a lot of work....and it sure helped that my hubby came to my rescue when I needed an extra hand...but it sure is worth it when you taste them!
WOW! They are delicious!
My fruit bowl looked good, too so I took a photo of it!
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And enjoy your weekend! Do you have any fun plans?