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Homemade Bagels
2 ¼ Cup of Warm Water
2 Tbs Honey
2 ¼ tsp Salt
5 Cups of Bread Flour
2 tsp Instant Yeast

Preheat oven to 350
Combine water, honey and salt. Add part of the flour, and the yeast. Mix well, continue to add flour until you have a slightly sticky dough, kneed for about 10 minuets.

Let Dough rise until it has doubled in size.
After Dough has risen, Divide into 11-13 balls, this is the time to add any extras, such as cinnamon and raisins.
Take the balls and put your thumbs through the middle of the ball to make the bagel shape, you need to work the hole to a pretty large diameter almost 2 inches, because the hole will shrink when they rise.

Allow the bagels to rest covered for 20 minutes. While the Bagels are resting start boiling a pot of water on the stove, add Honey or Sugar, about 1/3 cup to the water.

After the bagels have rested and your water is boiling drop the bagels one at a time into the boiling water, boil for one minute, do not over boil! Or your bagels will fall apart. After a minute remove from the water with a slotted spoon and place on a greased cookie sheet. You can now brush them with an egg wash but isn't needed, the egg wash just makes the bagels shiny. Bake in a 350 Degree oven for about 20-30 minutes.

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