A big part of food storage and preparedness is making everyday grocery store food at home from scratch. I love the challenge of making something that I would normally just buy at the store. Most of the time it works but there are the few times my family gives me funny looks. I decided to try bagels because my whole family loves them. I have tried them several times over that past few years but I hadn't found a recipe that was simple, and also edible, until I found a great preparedness blog. The recipe for bagels, I found at selfreliancebyjamie.blogspot.com, was simple and tasted so good! I couldn't wait to try them and when they were done and everyone ate them, I knew I found a keeper.
This is the link to Jamie's bagel recipe. Click HERE.
I started off by adding water, yeast, sugar, flour and salt into my mixer. I added the flour until the dough started to pull away from the edge of the bowl. It then kneaded for 8 minutes. In the picture above I put the cover on and let it rise in the bowl for 20 minutes.
Next, divide the dough into 16 pieces and form into balls. Take each ball and form into a bagel shape. Make a hole in the middle with your thumb.
Stretch the bagels a little as you make the holes and let them rise on a baking sheet for 20 minutes.
I didn't use a baking sheet, I just left them on the counter to rise.
Bring a pot of water (big enough to hold a few bagels at a time) with 3 T of sugar. Boil each bagel for 30 seconds on each side and let them drain on a dish towel. Place the bagels onto a baking sheet and mix 1 egg white with 1 t water and brush each bagel. Bake the bagels and enjoy!!!
3 C warm water
2 T yeast
1/3 C sugar
3 C flour (I used half wheat/half white)
4 t salt
Mix the water through salt in a mixer and mix one minute. Add 3-4 cups more flour, until the dough starts to pull away from the side of the bowl. Knead for 8 minutes. Cover and let rise 20 minutes.
Divide the dough into 16 balls and using your thumb, poke a hole while slightly stretching the dough. Place on baking sheet and let rise 20 more minutes.
Boil a pot of water with 3 T sugar and boil each bagel for 30 second on each side. Drain on paper towel or dish towel. (now would be the time to add toppings like poppy seeds or sesame seeds) Place on a baking sheet. Mix 1 egg white with 1-2 T water and brush bagels. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes.
There are so many different variations that you could do to change these bagels up! And when you look at the ingredients I can't believe I have wasted so much money at the bagel shop!!