Bread Machine Bagels Recipe
The bread machine does the heavy work, but you still boil and bake these bagels. Top them with poppy seeds, garlic or whatever pleases you.
All-purpose flour or bread flour? I have made this recipe using AP and bread flours. This recipe works a lot better with bread flour - yields a firmer dough that holds a better shape. When I used AP flour all I got was a goopy mess. There isn't enough gluten in AP flour to maintain the density/chewiness that makes a true bagel. And just out of curiosity, I tried this recipe without boiling, and what a difference...no boiling = dry bagels. This is a good basic recipe to add whatever flavorings/toppings you like.
VERY good!!! I added a twist: 1Tbs. malt powder, 1/2 tsp. ascorbic acid (preserve and enhance yeast activity). I have a product called Bread Shine, from King Arthur Flour catalog, produces an almost mirror finish on bagel surface. I find it holds seeds and looks nicer than egg wash. These are light - chewy - and crunchy all at the same time. Ummmm! Be sure to have some cream cheese ready when these come out of the oven.
As a PA transplant to MO, I was really missing good bagels! These fit the bill and are easy to make. I don't have a bread machine, just use my Kitchenaid. I've tried many variations, but my favorite so far has been cranberry walnut! Used roughly 3/4 cup of dried cranberries and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. I also use 1 T. barley malt syrup in the recipe and use barley malt instead of sugar in the boiling liquid. YUM!
This is my go-to bagel recipe. It makes a good plain or poppy seed bagel. I've tried multiple flavors and mix-ins too. Our favorites are garlic, sun dried tomato and cranberry. No other bagels taste as good as homemade!
I have made these bagels several times now and they always turn out wonderful. Like most other people recommended I have increased the water to 1 1/8 cups and halved the quantities of both sugar and salt. I found that watching the bagel rolling video on YouTube was a great help, but I now cheat and use a medium cookie dough cutter to cut the bagel and then a very small round cutter to cut out the whole in the middle, to almost perfect results. I do find that the whole process takes a little too long to make from start to finish for breakfast, so I started freezing the dough. I make the dough as usual and cut in to shape, but before allowing the dough to rise. I place the bagels on a baking tray and freeze. Once the bagels have frozen I transfer them to a plastic container, using wax paper in between the layers. (I can usually get 3 layers in my containers). Then I can take out the desired number of bagels and thaw them in the microwave for 50 seconds on full power. I then let them rise in a warm place
Cinnamon rolls, pizza crust, bagels, and more can come together in your bread machine for recipes that are equal parts delicious and easy.
Loved this bagel recipe - easy and delicious. Purchased sesame, fennel and poppy seeds from a site called Nuts.com. Really inexpensive and received the next day. They are the perfect garnishments for these wonderful bagels - I would highly recommend.