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Breads from Rina's Kitchen


Bagels 
Makes 1 dozen

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 (.25 ounce) packet active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 teaspoons salt
                   
1. Mix together the unsifted flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1
   1/2 teaspoons salt, yeast, water, and butter in the
   bread machine on manual. 
2. OR, mix 1 1/2 cup flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 1/2
   teaspoons salt and yeast. Heat water and butter to
   120-130 degrees F. Add water to dry ingredients; beat 2
   minutes at medium speed on mixer. Add 1/2 cup flour,
   beat at high speed 2 minutes. Stir in more flour to make
   a stiff dough. Knead 8-10 minutes. Cover and let rise.
   Punch down. Cover; let rest 15 minutes. 
3. Remove from bread machine. 
4. Divide dough into 12 pieces; shape 3 pieces into smooth
   balls. Poke a 1 inch hole in each. Drop bagels into a large
   skillet with 1 inch water (simmering) with 1 tablespoon
   sugar and 2 teaspoons salt in the water. Cook on
   medium low heat for 3 minutes, turn and cook 2
   minutes; turn again, cook 1 minute more. Drain on
   towels. Repeat for rest of dough. Place on greased
   cookie sheet. 
5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 mins. Remove from
   sheets and cool. If desired, before baking, mix 1
   egg white and 1 tablespoon water, brush on bagels.

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