Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Honey Wheat Bagels

Every once and a while, a good bagel, toasted with cherry preserve is a wonderful breakfast. This morning, we decided to try whole wheat bagels.

This recipe is so easy! It's just a little time consuming -- about 2 hours from start to finish. But, it's worth it. Simple ingredients and a yummy result = a breakfast we enjoy!

Honey Wheat Bagels - From Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers

4 C whole wheat flour
2 1/4 tsp. yeast
1 1/2 C warm water
3 T honey + 1 T honey
1 tsp. sea salt

Combine 2 C flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl.

Then, add warm water.

Lightly spray your T with cooking spray, then add the 3 T of honey. If you spray your spoon first, the honey slides right off :) That's my kitchen tip!

Stir to combine, and stir in the remaining 2 C wheat flour.

Knead for ~10 minutes; then cover and allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a large stock pot of water to boil. Add in 1 T honey to boiling water.

Divide the dough into 12-16 pieces (depending on how large you want your bagels).

Create a hole in the center and shape into a bagel.

Let the bagels rest on a greased cookie sheet for 15ish minutes.

While the bagels rest, turn your oven on to broil.

Broil the bagels for 2 min/side.

When the bagels are broiled, place the bagels (about 4 at a time) into the big stockpot.

Boil them for 7 minutes; turning once about half way through.

Drain the bagels on a towel.

Then, bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes until lightly brown.

Allow them to cool just a little bit -- then enjoy.

You can freeze the ones that don't get eaten; they toast very nicely from the freezer.

These also make wonderful sandwiches for lunch -- a nice change from standard bread.

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  1. Oh my! It does sound time consuming, but I think I might give it whirl anyway. If you say it's worth it then they must be really yummy!!!

    BTW: I got MANY compliments on your apple crisp! The "blueberry bar" that you recently posted did turn out really well too...I will be making it again for sure!!!!

  2. These are a bit of work but they look and sound like they are worth the effort.

  3. This looks fabulous! I can't wait to give it at try. I have tried several your recipes on my husband and he has loved every single one of them. Love, lover your site!

  4. Could I make the dough in my bread maker? I have been using my bread maker for my dough and it has been working out wonderfully every single time.

  5. had me worried til I saw the boiling step

    A wonderful recipe

  6. Wow this seems way simpler than my bagel recipe. There's not even any rising time! These look fantastic. I love honey whole wheat bread.

  7. This sounded so yummy I stopped what I was doing today and my final batch is in the oven now! Can't wait to try them.

  8. This sounds like a good recipe to try over Christmas break. A lazy morning and fresh bagels! Yum!!

  9. I am so excited to give these a try. I love bagels, but rarely buy them since they're expensive.

  10. These look so good. I love bagels. I have just been too chicken to make them on my own, but you make it look easy. I think I will have to try it out. Thanks!!

  11. I tried this but they burnt after 2 mins in the broiler and feel apart after a few minutes in the boiling water! What did I do wrong? :(

  12. I was wondering what the purpose of broiling is? Mine also burned in the broiler the second batch I watched but got browner than I wanted. My first attempt wasn't the best but I definately want to try again.


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