Gather the ingredients - – All-purpose flour – Water – Light brown sugar – Instant yeast – Kosher salt – Honey – Egg
In a large mixing bowl, combine the water, yeast, brown sugar, flour, and salt. Mix well using a wooden spoon, dough whisk, or hand/stand mixer until a rough dough forms.
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until it is no longer sticky to the touch - about 5 minutes.
Place the dough in a well oiled bowl and let rise to double in size - about 90 minutes.
– Once it has risen, punch the dough down and place on a floured surface again. – Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. – Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll each into a ball. – Stick your finger through the center of the ball to create a hole and continue to shape the dough into a bagel.
– In a large pot, bring water to a rolling boil and whisk in the honey. – Boil the bagels one at a time for one minute per side. – Next, place the bagels on the lined cookie sheet and brush them with a beaten egg.
– Season with your favorite toppings such as cheese or everything bagel seasoning (optional). – Bake until the bagels are golden-brown - about 20-25 minutes.
– Enjoy immediately or allow the bagels to cool completely before transferring them to an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to three days.
Full Recipe at mildlymeandering.com