Rabbi’s Famous Homemade Bagels
- 6 cups of flour
- 2 cups of warm water
- 1.5 tbs yeast
- 1.5 tbs salt
- 1.5 tbs sugar
- 6-8 quart pot of water
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
Mix together dough ingredients to form a wet sticky dough.
Allow it to rise for 1.5 – 2 hours.[At this point separate a small amount to be burned. This is a mitzvah based on Jewish history. During temple times a portion of dough was given to the Kohen (priest) as a gift. Since the Temple no longer exists, we currently burn the portion.] Click Here for more information.
Boil water in a 6-8 qt pot with 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 tsp of baking soda.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Form the dough into thick strings and shape them into a circle with a hole in the middle. Or take a 3 inch chunk of dough and form a hole in the middle with your finger.
Circular dough is then boiled in the pot of water for 2 minutes, flip over & allow it to boil for another minute or two. Boil 3-5 bagels at a time – making sure they fit easily in the pot
Remove the boiled dough and allow it to sit on a towel for 1-2 minutes. At this point add toppings like sesame seeds, sea salt or poppy seeds.
Place boiled dough on a lined baking sheet & bake at 450 for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top!