Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Homemade Bagels as a Gift

I love giving Homemade food gifts. They are consumable, do not clutter your house, you don't have to dust or store them, are enjoyed by everyone including children and they are inexpensive. I think they are also thoughtful and personal because you took the time to make a gift. In the past I have made cookies and breads to give as gifts. This year I have started making Homemade Bagels to give as gifts. Bagels are fun and easy to make and most people are very impressed with Homemade Bagels. I use my bread machine to make the dough and then I boil and bake them. The original recipe is here and includes instructions if you don't have a bread machine. Here is my recipe:

Homemade Bagels

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour

  • 3 tablespoons White Sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt

  • 1 2/3 cup warm Water

  • 2 tablespoons Butter

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

  1. Mix together the flour, sugar and salt. Add all the ingredients to the Bread Machine pan according to the manufacturers instructions. Set to dough cycle.

  2. Remove dough from Bread Machine when the cycle is complete.

  3. Divide dough into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a log and then connect the ends in a circle.

4. Fill a skillet with 1 inch of water and add 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon white sugar. Heat water until it is simmering.

5. Add bagels (4-5 at a time) and cook for 3 minutes. Flip bagels over and cook for another 2 minutes. Flip bagels again and cook for 1 minute.

6. Remove bagels from skillet and place on a towel to drain.

7. Place bagels on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 20 -25 minutes at 375 degrees.

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1 comment:

  1. Love making these with the kids. Great gift idea!


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