Monday, June 22, 2009

Multigrain Bagels

I hadn't made bagels in a long time and decided it was time to make them again. This recipe is found in 'Sadie's Recipes and Reflections'. The recipes in this cookbook are shared by Sadie Warkentin, a wonderful person as well as a very good cook! I found this recipe to be easy and fast. I did change it up a wee bit, hers were a plain white bagel and mine are multigrain. You could use different flours and also add raisins, dried cranberries or other dried fruit of your choice to the mix.

Multigrain Bagels

Dissolve and let sit for 10 min.
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp yeast

Mix:
4 cups flour..I used 2 cups white flour and 2 cups multigrain flour
2 tsp salt
1 egg
3 tbsp oil

Add to yeast mixture and knead for 10 min.
I use instant yeast so I mix all of the above together. I found that 5 min kneading time was enough. I also used approx 1/4 cup more flour to make the dough easy to handle.
Divide dough into 12 pieces. Take each piece and roll it into a long roll with your hands. Curl it into a bagel shape and press ends together to stay in a circle.
Place on greased pans and let rise until doubled.
Prepare a pot of boiling water to which 1 tbsp of sugar has been added.
Once the bagels have risen to double in size drop them into the boiling pot of water about 3 at a time..leave them in for a few seconds, scoop them out and and place them on a greased baking pan and bake for 30 to 35 min at 375ยบ.

Hubby tried them and gave a thumbs up!

25 comments:

  1. HOMEMADE BAGELS!!
    I always thought they were to complicated, but if you say they were quick and easy, then I believe you, and must give them a whirl sometime. Your bagels look like they came from a specialty shop, they look perfect Betty.

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  2. Well well, homemade bagels? Good Grief.....what next?! Just when I think I have conquered something new you ladies bring up something else! This does not seem that difficult have you explain them so well Betty. And I agree with Charlotte....they do look professional. Perhaps I too will 'give them a whirl'. Yum...and I know someone in my home who would be happy I did! Sorry Timmies!

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  3. Betty, these are AMAZING. Oh my are they ever beautiful!!! I've always been too "scarrit" to try bagels, but with your straightforward instructions....well...we'll see. I am inspired.

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  4. MMM! I have always wanted to try to make bagels but they sounded difficult. Your recipe is straight forward. Going to try this one.

    Thanks~Amy

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  5. Those look amazing Betty .. .pass the cream cheese and raspberry jam. . .I've never made homemade bagels. .but I will now.

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  6. What a fun project to try! I've heard that another way to get the hole in the middle is to form a ball of dough, then stick your index finger through the middle and twirl around a few times - that way you don't have a seam anywhere.

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  7. oops....if you took that literally you'd be dancing.....I meant twirl the DOUGH around your finger a few times! LOL

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  8. Came here to print off the recipe, saw Elsie's comment, and can't stop laughing. Maybe I'll just have to dance around the room anyway hahahaha

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  9. Those look amazing and I like the easy instructions too! Elsie, I totaly understood the "twirling" . . . the first time around.

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  10. I'm very impressed Betty. Your bagels look perfect. I must give these a try, and I always have the ingredients on hand. Kathy

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  11. Hello!
    Your blog is so succulent and appetizing..now I'm hungry!!!
    Greetings from Italy!

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  12. Your bagels look most yummy, Betty! I once tried making bagels...they looked nothing like yours...and were rather tough. I think I will try again.

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  13. I am definitely going to try these. Store bought bagels are always so large, this way I can make them my size! My son loves cinnamon raisin, so I will make some for him too. Thank you!!

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  14. A very long time ago my hubby and I attended Winnipeg Bible College - my work placement was in the kitchen with a wonderful cook called Sadie Warkentin - I wonder if she is the same one??

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  15. Islandsparrow..yes that's the same Sadie I'm talking about! She's still cooking and baking!

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  16. im going to try these today, i've made some chewy pretzel sticks a similar way. i cant waitttt. its going to get so hot in my apartment. but i cant wait until the night when the summer heat has cooled down to make these!
    thanks

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  17. your bagels look a billion times better than mine, maybe cause i used 2 cups of bread flour, and 2 cup all purpose flour. mine are awful looking. but they taste alright.
    :( i'll try a different recipe next time

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  18. Does anyone know where I could get a copy of 'Sadie's Recipes and Reflections'?

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  19. Warning: Don't be "deflated" when you pick up the bagels after the 2nd rising. They will sink when you handle them but boil and bake them none the less - I was a little frightened but they came out great.. chewy chewy chewy like a good bagel should be! :o)

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  20. My daughter and I made these yesterday and I am quite sure that we will never buy bagels again. These are so GOOD! I had tried before, but the bagels deflated. I am sure that happened because I let them rise too much. This time I was very careful about boiling them right when they had only doubled in size and they kept their shape and even grew more in the water and oven. I even posted about them on my blog www.countrymomathome.blogspot.com Thank you.

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  21. How long should I let it rise for?

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  22. What a fantastic recipe! Thank you so much for sharing! I also made mini bagels that are child sized and baked for 1/2 the time and added fresh raspberries chopped to another batch. :) Rising takes about 45 minutes to an hour at my elevation (sea level - Atlantic Ocean) when covered with a dry kitchen towel...the holes in the middle close considerably.

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  23. I'm at sea level (Atlantic Ocean) and mine doubled in size in about 45 mins to an hour covered with a dry kitchen towel. The most noticeable change was the centre hole "closing". I also made mini bagels out of one batch for the children and baked for about 15 minutes and to another batch I added fresh chopped raspberries. Delightful recipe and thank you so much for sharing!

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  24. This recipe didnt work out for me. The bagels were more like bread rolls. Even when they were cooking it smelt like bread, not bagels.

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