|4 cups||Sifted flour;, up to 5|
|1½ cup||Hot tap water|
|3||Tblsns cold water|
|Poppy or sesame seeds|
Combine 4 cups of flour with yeast and salt. Mix until yeast is uniform throughout. Add 1½ cups of hot water and need the dough for 5 minutes using the remaining 1 cup of flour (if necessary). Make into a large ball and let rise for 10 min. Separate the dough into 8 pieces and poke a small hole and begin to shape into a bagel. Let the bagels rise for 20 min. Fill a skillet with 1½ to 2" of water and let the bagels simmer in the water for 7 min (you can also use a dutch oven for this). Transfer to a cookie sheet. Combine egg white and cold water and brush on bagels. Sprinkle poppy or sesame seeds. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 min at 375º.
I haven't tried this yet but you can add raisins (1 cup should do) at the start of the recipe.
Posted to recipelu-digest by Kara9718<Kara9718@...> on Mar 28, 1998
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