Julie and Joe Gonzales
Julie and Joe Gonzales
Julie and Joe Gonzales
Julie and Joe Gonzales
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These mini boiled bagels are great and only take an hour to make (25 minutes mixing, 10 minutes boiling, 25 minutes baking). Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celcius. Put on a large saucepan of water to boil. You will need water, plain flour, salt, sugar, vegetable oil and dry yeast.

You will need
2 cups of hot water
4 cups of plain flour
3 tsp of dry yeast
2 tsp of sugar
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 tsp of salt

We use an old Mixmaster with the 2 bread hooks (corkscrews)
because planetary mixers have a problem when the dough gets firm

Add the water first then the other ingredients except the flour

Start mixing on the slowest speed then add the flour spoon by spoon

Keep adding flour until the dough gets really firm (it bounces back when you touch it) and
radial ridges will start to form

Knead this way for 20 minutes then add the salt and knead for a further 5 minutes. The dough becomes glossy and comes away from the side of the bowl

Oil your fingers to stop the dough sticking

Pull out consistently-sized handfulls of dough

Squeeze out any air pockets

Roll hard for 30 seconds until the dough forms a very smooth ball

Pinch the centre of the ball between your thumb and forefinger

Twirl it around a finger to widen the hole - Not too big for mini bagels

Place the bagel into near-boiling water

Flip the bagel over after two minutes on the first side

Remove the bagel after a further two minutes in the other side

Cover a baking tray with baking paper

Place the boiled bagel on the baking tray

This batch made ten mini boiled bagels

Bake in the centre of a oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 20-25 minutes or until brown on top.
When done, they should sound hollow when tapped on the base.

Transfer the bagels to a cooling rack. Avoid eating them straight away as they are much chewyer when cooled.

Make a Tuna, Cheese and Tomato Bagel Slider for a quick lunch. Cut the bagel in half and toast it, flat side down, on a hot fry pan. For the filling add lemon juice and jalapeƱos to canned tuna.
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