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Jewish Bagels

Rahul.Chef.and.Writer's picture
Popularly known as the bread with a hole, bagel is quite a versatile bread. Originated by the jews, bagels are now a part of the global cuisine. Often stuffed with smoked salmon, makes it a fantastic bread to accompany the filling. Its chewy nature is surely something to watch out for.
Ingredients
  High-gluten flour 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Baking yeast 4 Tablespoon
  Granulated white sugar 6 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Hot water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Syrup 5 Tablespoon
  White sesame seeds 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a bowl, add hot water, sugar or honey, yeast, dissolve them and let it stand for 10 minutes.
2. Once foam forms, add flour, salt to the yeast mix and knead well to form firm dough. Allow it to rest in a damp environment.

MAKING
3. Once the dough has doubled in volume, punch it down and divide into balls.
4. Each of these balls, roll into a long strand, and form rings, like doughnuts, tapering the ends well, and place on floured tray. Allow to rest for 10 minutes
5. In a pot, boil water, add malt syrup and in a batch of 5 add the formed rings into simmering water, and boil for 4 minutes on each side, then remove using a slotted spoon on to a greased tray.

FINALISING
6. Sprinkle white and black sesame seeds over the boiled bagels.
7. In a pre-heated oven bake the bagels at 200 degrees centigrade for about 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

SERVE
8. Serve with nice cream cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Jewish
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday, Healthy
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
My tryst with bagels has been quite long, I remember them with the bread that I made by boiling. Not exactly, but yes a very important phase of its cooking is boiling. I am very fond of fresh bagels, specially with a bowl of soft cheese and cured meat.
Subtitle: 
Bagels

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