1 1/2 Cups warm water
1 T yeast
mix in: 2 T honey
1 T salt
4 C Flour -- Ww, Oat, White
Let yeast proof in water for 5 minutes, then mix in the honey, salt and flour.
Knead for 10 minutes until dough is happy
Rise, covered in oiled bowl for 15 minutes
Pat dough into rectangular slab 1 " thick and cut into strips. Join ends of strips together to form bagels. Let rise, covered, on oiled tray for 20 minutes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and put a pot of water on to boil
After the 20 minute rise is done, drop bagels, one at a time, into boiling water. Take them out once they rise to the top of the water (Should be anywhere between 30 sec and 1 minute)
While still wet, sprinkle on toppings of choice (onion, garlic, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and sea salt all at once is my favorite) Bake on tray with cornmeal to prevent sticking.
They will be d
one in around 25 minutes (varies) - when tops are golden brown.
can be made in 1 1/2 hours, start to finish. This recipie has been tried by friends who have never worked with yeast before with great success.