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Herbed Onion Bagels

 Herbed Onion Bagels
I create my delightful bagels by adapting several other recipes. I enjoy them spread with cream cheese or onion and chive cream cheese.—Pam Kaiser, Mansfield, Missouri
9 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup warm water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 3 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. In bread
  • machine pan, place the water, sour cream, onion mixture, 2
  • tablespoons sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, herbs, garlic, flour and
  • yeast in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting
  • (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of
  • water or flour if needed).
  • When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.

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Directions (continued)

  • Shape into nine balls. Push thumb through centers to form a
  • 1-1/2-in. hole. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Cover
  • and let rest for 30 minutes, then refrigerate overnight.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes; flatten bagels
  • slightly. In a non-aluminum Dutch oven, bring water to a boil with
  • remaining sugar and salt. Drop bagels, one at a time, into water.
  • Cook for 30 seconds; turn and cook 30 seconds longer. Remove with a
  • slotted spoon; drain well on paper towels.
  • Sprinkle two ungreased baking sheets with cornmeal; place bagels 2
  • in. apart on prepared pans. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or
  • until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 9 bagels.