plus 2 tablespoons water
flour or bread flour
active dry yeast
1Mix all ingredients. Knead dough 5 minutes.
2Let rise in warm place about one hour.
3Punch down and knead for 5-10 minutes till smooth.
4Cut into 5 pieces-form a ball in each piece
5Make a hole in each using thunb and stretch till hole is 1 inch.
6Place bagels on greased cookie sheet and let rise covered with towel or plastic wrap and let rise 10 minutes.Make sure hole is still 1 inch.
7Boil 6 cups of waterand 2 tablespoons of honey and cook bagels 2 at a time in boiling water for 3 minutes turning once.
8Place bagels on greased cookie sheet,brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with favorite topping.(seseme seeds,caraway ect.)
9Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes