- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1-1/4 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg yolk
- 3-3/4 to 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- Sesame or poppy seeds, optional
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the butter, sugar, salt and egg yolk; mix well. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down. Shape into 12 balls. Push thumb through centers to form a 1-1/2-in. hole. Stretch and shape dough to form an even ring. Place on a floured surface. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes; flatten bagels slightly.
- Fill a Dutch oven two-thirds full with water; bring to a boil. Drop bagels, two at a time, into boiling water. Cook for 45 seconds; turn and cook 45 seconds longer. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain well on paper towels.
- Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds if desired. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 1 dozen.
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"This is my 3rd time using this recipe, and they come out fab every time! Perhaps you should stick to baseball."
"This recipe is horrible tried it twice it doesn't work so save your time and try something else the people who gave this a good rating obviously stupid or are in fact the person who posted this awful recipe"
"Made with my 11 year old. Simple enough for her to follow the directions. She gave 2 thumbs up. I didn't try because I can't have gluten but they looked wonderful. She toasted it while warm & topped with cream cheese."
"I was always afraid to try to make bagels until I tried this recipe. Now I make them with fresh fruit mixed in the dough and they come out great. Thanks for the inspiration."
"never tried bagel baking before. It was basic enough that I could follow it, but I do wish there were pointers on how to add fun stuff like cheese. Do you need to modify wet/dry ingredient ratio?"