1 The process is simple.
2 Initially, the boiling procedure may seem strange, but once you"ve done it, you"ll wonder why you hesitated.
3 Just boil a pot of water as you would for spaghetti, and boil the shaped bagel for about 2 minutes, turning once.
4 Your first few bagels may not come out round and smooth on top, but they"ll taste good anyway.
5 Be patient.
6 The second batch will look better; by the third, you mat think you"re ready to go into business.
7 Basically, these are the basic steps required to make bagels.
8 We"ll go into each in detail.
9 Mix, knead and first rise: mix flour, water, salt, sugar (or malt or honey) and yeast, knead them and let the dough rise for about an hour.
10 Mixing and kneading can be done in a bread machine, a food processor, a heavy duty mixer, or by hand.
11 This same procedure is used to make any yeast bread.
12 Shape bagels: form the dough into the traditional bagel shape by rolling, poking a hole in a ball or using a bagel cutter.
13 Second rise: allow a short rest and second rise period, about 20 minutes.
14 Boil or "kettle": drop the bagels into boiling water for 1 to 3 minutes and drain.
15 You can bake immediately or refrigerate for 1 to 24 hours.
16 Glaze and apply topping: this step is not essential to the final product.
17 Bake: bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 35 minutes.
18 Continued in about bagels -- general directions 1 b the best bagels are made at home by dona z.
19 Meilach isbn 1-55867-131-5 carolyn shaw april 199