Homemade Bagels

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