These yummy bagels can be made starting in the bread maker and are so simple you will wonder why you haven’t been making your own bagels all along.
Place water, honey, vital wheat gluten, salt, yeast, and whole wheat flour in the bread maker in that order. Select “Dough” setting. Let the bread maker work, about 2 hours.
Remove finished dough from bread maker and punch it down on a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into 8 equal-sized sections and pat into balls. Push a thumb through each ball to make a hole; shape the bagels as round as possible. Place on a plate and cover with a clean towel; let rest for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a clean towel. Sprinkle a separate baking sheet with cornmeal.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add sugar. Add bagels to the water, 2 at a time. Boil for 1 minute, turning them over halfway through. Remove bagels from the water with a slotted spoon and drain on the towel-lined baking sheet.
Transfer bagels to the prepared baking sheet. Brush bagels with egg white.
Bake in the preheated oven until browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.
Per Serving: 195 calories; protein 7.8g; carbohydrates 41.8g; fat 0.9g; sodium 301.5mg.
The quality of the flour can make a real deal to your bread. Different makers do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always rise as well as clear bread.
To made this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A bread first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can work it night before , then finish it off the next day.