In this (everlasting) cold weather the best way to kill time is far out baking something. Now I usually bake cakes, but this time I will try baking bagels. It’s easy, uncomplicated and tastes great with cream cheese, rucola and smoked salmon.
3 dl Milk
25 g Yeast
2 tbsp Oil
1-2 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
550 g (Wheat) Flour
Turn on the oven (200 degrees). Warm the milk until it reached body temperature and mix it with the yeast. Add oil, sugar, salt and egg; shortly after this start with a little bit of the wheat flour and gradually pour more of it into the dough until it reached a consistency ready to be kneaded for a long time. Put the dough aside (don’t forget to cover it with plastic wrap) for about 20 minutes. Split the dough into 12 pieces and start rolling these seperate pieces and shape them in the form of the traditional bagel and put them on a plate with parchment paper, letting them grow/expand for another 15 minutes. Take a large pot filled with boiling hot water and put the circular dough’s in it to boil for one minute – but not more than three bagels at a time. Place them all on the plate again and brush the top with egg or water for the nice look of it. Bake it for about 20-25 minutes. Voilá!
Recipe taken from the book “Familiemad” by Helle Brønnum Carlsen.