I am a crazy fan of poh, i never miss her cooking show poh's kitchen. On one of her episode she made this amazing bagel recipe, which was quite simple. I was looking to bake this for quite a long time. And finally baked it few weeks back, the result was so dense, chewy and totally yummy. I had few warm, and popped few in the freezer to make some yummy sandwiches.
I made a yummy veg cheese bagel sandwich and chicken strip burger using this bagels. Will share them very soon. Then one morning i made a fried egg with cheese and stuffed that between the bagel and had it. It was amazing. You have to try that...Untill then i am leaving you with the recipe of this yummy bagel..
Preparation Time : 20 mins
Resting Time : 30 mins
Baking Time : 20 mins
Makes : 6 Bagels
Recipe Source : Poh's Kitchen
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cups / 240 grams
Yeast - 1.5 tsp
Sugar - 1tblspn
Salt to taste
Egg - 1
Warm Milk - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Water - as needed
Sesame Seeds or Poppy Seeds to sprinkle over
Take a baking sheet, line it with foil and brush it with oil.
Take warm milk in a bowl, add in sugar and yeast, mix well. Let it sit for 4 to 5 mins till the yeast activates and foams up.
Now take flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix them well. Make a well in the center and pour the yeast milk in it. Add in enough water to make a soft and stiff dough. Knead the dough for a good 5 mins till it get smooth.
Now roll it into a thick log. Cut into 6 even portions.
Take a ball, roll it into a log.Press both ends. Bring them together and pinch it up and seal it.
Place them over the tray. Now repeat this with the remaining ball. Cover everything with a damp cloth and let it rise for 30 to 40 mins.
Preheat the oven to 190 Degree C / 360 Degree F.
Now boil lots of water in a sauce pan. Once the water boil. Place the bagels in boiling water and cook them for a min on both sides.
Remove them with a slotted spoon and place them over the baking tray again. Repeat this with the remaining bagels
Now quickly crack open a egg and beat the well. Use a pastry brush and egg wash the bagels. Sprinkle the top with sesame seeds and pop them in oven.
Bake them for around 20 mins. If your bagels has got good colour then you dont have to do it, my bagels didn't get colour so poped them under the grill for just a min or till they turn golden.
Remove them from oven and let them cool a bit. Now remove them and let them cool on a wire rack.
Serve them warm, or freeze them for later use.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Take warm milk in a bowl|
|Add in some sugar|
|Sprinkle over some yeast|
|Let it foam up|
|Take flour in a bowl|
|Sprinkle in some salt|
|Mix that around|
|Make a well in the center|
|Pour the yeast mix|
|Add some water|
|Knead them into a smooth dough|
|Just like this|
|Roll them into a log|
|Cut them up|
|Take one ball|
|Pinch both the edges|
|Bring them together|
|pinch them over|
|seal the edges|
|Arrange them in a oiled foil lined baking tray|
|Cover them and let it rise|
|They are beautifully rised|
|Bring water in a sauce pan to a boil|
|Drop the bagels in|
|Let them poach for a min|
|carefully flip them over|
|Let them poach for a min on other side|
|Place them in a baking tray|
|Beat up a egg|
|Brush the bagels with eggs|
|All beautifully glazed|
|Sprinkle with sesame seeds|
|Now time to bake|
|Beautiful isn't it?|