4 cups bread flour
1 T sugar
1 1/2 t salt
1 T oil
2 t instant yeast
1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups of warm water.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Knead 10 minutes until dough is springy. Cut the dough into 8 equal sized balls, and let rest for 10-20 minutes.
Visit the Source for instructions on how to roll the bagels out. Envision a snake. Or see the video in the notes section.
Let dough rise 20 minutes. Boil one minute then flip over and boil another minute. Remove from water, drain, then place on lightly oiled cooking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, flip over, bake 10 more minutes.
Let the bagels cool about 20 minutes, then enjoy.
- To add toppings to bagel, do after bagels come out of water.
- Short video on how to roll bagels:
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