It all started with a bet between Ralph and I last month that he thought I would NOT be able to make homemade New York Style bagels. He was so confident that he bet me if I did it, then he would give me a 2 hour no funny business massage. He should learn that I only bet when I am pretty confident that I will win!
Ralph, my bagel slut… I am ready for my 2 hour massage! Here it is, on my first attempt at making homemade bagels!
If you do make these let me know! I am excited to make them for my kids next and try different flavors!
Yeast Mixture: in a bowl combine the sugar, yeast and warm water. Allow to sit for about 10 mins until it gets foamy.
In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, barley malt syrup and yeast mixture and mix until dough comes together.
Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead by hand for approximately another 10 mins.
Oil a large bowl and add the dough and coat with the oil. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and allow to sit in warm spot for about 1 1/2 hours.
Take dough and cut into 8 pieces. Form into a ball and make a hole in the center with your thumb.
Place balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and allow to rest for another 10 mins.
Preheat over to 425 degrees F
Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add in baking soda and 1/2 cup barley malt syrup. Allow to dissolve and reduce heat to a simmer.
Add the bagels a few at a time. Cook for about 1 min and then flip over and cook for another 1 min. Remove the bagels with a slotted spoon and place back on the baking sheet.
Brush the bagels with egg wash ( egg white whisked with a little water) and then sprinkle with the toppings.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and crusty on the bottom.
Place bagels on a cooling rack for at least 30 mins. Enjoy!
I would have to say the hardest part was finding the barley malt. I went to several grocery stores and couldn't find it so ended up just purchasing online.
Here is where we purchased the barley malt:
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