Bagels
Bagels

2 packages
dry yeast

1 cups

warm water (105 to 115)

3 cups

bread flour

3 tbl
sugar
1 tsp
salt

water (to boil the bagels)
1
egg white

poppy seeds

kosher salt

sesame seeds

These aren't pretty but they sure are good. 

Put the yeast, sugar, and water into the mixing bowl and mix with a fork.  Let is sit for 2 or 3 minutes.  Add the flour and salt.  Using a spiral dough hook set the mixer to speed 2 and mix everything together to form the dough. Let the mixer knead the dough for 5 more minutes.  Spray a bowl with cooking spray, drop the dough into the bowl, spray the outside of the dough with cooking spray, cover with plastic wrap, and put it in a warm place until it is doubled.  Take the dough out and cut it into 8 equal pieces.  Bring enough water into a shallow pot or frying pan to boil 4 bagels at a time to a boil.  Heat the oven to 350. Push your thumb through the center of each piece of dough and stretch the dough into a bagel shape.  Drop the bagels into the boiling water and boil for 45 seconds, flip and boil for 45 more seconds, remove with a slotted spatula, place on a rack to drain.  Repeat with the remaining bagels.  Brush the top of each bagel with the egg white and sprinkle with seeds or salt.  Place on a greased flat pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

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