I love bagels! Bagels have been a favorite breakfast item of mine for quite some time. I have experimented with a few recipes and finally came up with a winner. These bagels are not only delicious, they also smell amazing. Give it a try and let me know how much you love them!
NEW YORK-STYLE ROSEMARY BAGEL RECIPE
Makes: 8 medium-sized bagels
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
2 tsp active dry yeast
1 ½ tbsp organic cane sugar
1 ¼ cups warm water
3 ½ cups Red Bob’s Mill All Purpose Flour
1 ½ tsp sea salt
1 tbsp dried rosemary
1 tbsp agave nectar
1 tbsp water
1. Combine ½ cup of the warm water, sugar and yeast in small bowl. Do not stir. Let it sit for five minutes. Stir the yeast and sugar mixture, until it all dissolves in the water.
2. Mix the flour, rosemary, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle and pour in the yeast and sugar mixture.
3. Pour 1/3 cup of the remaining warm water into the well. Mix and stir in the rest of the water as needed.
4. On a floured surface, knead the dough for about 10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
5. Lightly brush a large bowl with olive oil and turn the dough to coat. Cover the bowl with a damp dish towel. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in size. Punch the dough down, and let it rest for another 10 minutes.
6. Carefully divide the dough into 8 pieces. Shape each piece into a round dough ball .
7. Coat a finger in flour, and gently press your finger into the center of each dough ball to form a ring. Stretch the ring to about ⅓ the diameter of the bagel and place on a lightly oiled cast iron pan.
8. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 425ºF
9. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Reduce the heat. Use a slotted spoon to lower the bagels into the water. Boil as many as you are comfortable with boiling. Let them sit there for 1 minute, and them flip them over to boil for another minute. Extend the boiling times to 2 minutes each, if you’d prefer a chewier bagel .
10. While bagels are in boiling water, mix 1 tbsp agave nectar and 1 tbsp water in a small bowl.
11. Once all the bagels have boiled, brush each bagel with agave mixture then sprinkle with dried rosemary.
12. Transfer bagels to a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
13. Remove from oven and devour.
January 9, 2019 is National Bagel Day, how are you celebrating?