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American bagels

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Try something different for breakfast with these delicious fresh bagels. Mix and match with yummy spreads such as salmon and cream cheese or a delicious poached egg.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:medium

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  • 450g 16 oz Strong white bread flour (we use Allinson) Strong white bread flour
  • 2tsp 2tsp Salt
  • 1tsp 1tsp Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 1tsp 1tsp Malt extract
  • 1 1 Easy bake yeast sachet (we use Allinson)
  • 300ml 10⅛ fl oz Warm water
  • 1l ⅜ gal Water for poaching
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Malt extract
  • 1 1 Egg glaze
  • Poppy seeds
  • Caraway seeds

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Place the dough ingredients into a mixer with a dough hook attached and mix to a soft dough and knead for 5 minutes. If mixing by hand, put the flour, salt, sugar, malt extract and yeast into a bowl and mix to a dough with the warm water.

    Ingredients for this step

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Knead on a floured board for 10 minutes.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Divide and roll the dough into 8 flat circles, make a hole through the centre of each with your thumb and place onto a greased baking sheet.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Leave to prove until double in size. Preheat 190°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5).

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Bring the water and malt extract to the boil, reduce to a simmer and poach the bagels, a few at a time, for one minute on each side.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1l ⅜ gal Water for poaching
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Malt extract
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Place the poached bagels back onto the baking sheet.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Brush with the egg and sprinkle with seeds.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Egg glaze
    • Poppy seeds
    • Caraway seeds
  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Bake for approximately 20 minutes.