Archive for August 24, 2010

RECIPE – Bagelicious – home made bagels

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Breads, Recipes, Savouries, Simple, Snack, Vegetarian with tags , , , , , , on August 24, 2010 by Monitor Muncher

Some things you look at and go…nah, too hard. I thought bagels would be a pain to make, what with the boiling & the ovenising, etc.

Turns out, it’s a breeze – took me a little bit of time but it was well worth the effort. Try it, if you’ve got a lazy Saturday/Sunday to spare.

I really love Montreal style bagels – but this is a recipe for normal bagels – I may try Montreal bagels a different time.

Ingredients:

– 4 cups flour (I used half wholemeal & half plain but just use what you have on hand – I also decided to sift flour)

– 1 tablespoon sugar

– 1 teaspoon salt

– 1 tablespoon oil (I had olive oil around, but I’m sure vegetable oil would be fine too)

– 2 teaspoons instant dried yeast

– warm water (start with 1 cup & see if you need more, wholemeal is a bit thirstier so I ended up using 1.75 cups approx)

– optional topping (sesame seeds, poppy seeds, whatever)

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