Breads from Rina's Kitchen
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
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.