12 December, 2009
Tyganas Holiday Tip #1
Oh hey guys....you caught me while I was working on my kneading technique.
Speaking of kneading I wanted to share a Holiday tip with everyone!
Most people go for sugary sweets this holiday season but I must admit my mom has a soft spot for savory and sometimes salty type foods. With that in mind and the new budget Mom and Dad are trying to stick too, Mom was looking over foods they by and what may be able to be nixed. She spotted the bagels but she loves the bagels! But roughly $4 for a bag of 6, is killer. So Mom found a recipe thats just yummies. She likes to put sea salt and a sprinkling of onion powder on her bagels before she makes them but I thought I would steal it from her table and share it with all of you! Maybe you can make some bagels for a holiday get together!
First off you're gonna need a bowl, you humans are good at fetching things!
Then 4 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, a pack of yeast, a tablespoon of oil any kind will do really, and 1 1/4 cups of warm water. Just toss it all in the bowl, mix and try not to make a mess!
If your dough is still too dry then add water a tablespoon at a time until your dough comes together. Then bring it out on the counter and knead, knead, knead till its smooth if it sticks too much to the counter theres no shame in adding a little flour to your hands to unstick it a bit I see Mom do this quite a bit!Then cut your dough into 6 to 8 pieces and roll into a log that roughly protrudes an inch from each side of your hands when they are flat and together like your showing off a lovely ring! Wrap the dough around your fingers and roll where the two ends come together!
Do that for all the pieces!
Now Mom is really partial to parchment paper so she usually uses that right about now but if you don't have it available just butter up a sheet pan!
Mom lightly dusts the bottoms of her bagels with some flour then puts them on the sheet pan and in a warm place to rise for 20 minutes.
Then you have a pot of water boiling with a tablespoon each of sugar and salt in it and you boil all the bagels! Mom does her ones at a time for about 30 seconds on each side and places them back onto the sheet pan when they are all boiled she sprinkles on the sea salt and onion powder or leaves them plain or anything else you want.
Now you're gonna want that big heaty thing Mom calls the oven at about 425 degrees.....wow thats hot! Here is where it can differ from person to person. Moms oven is old and doesnt hold its temps very well so hers take about 8 minutes on one side before she flips them for an additional 6 minutes, some people could take 10 minutes on one and 8 on the other just keep an eye and wait too see a light golden tan before you flip. Then just take them out and let them cool! You can make them as big or small as you want and will be a nice break from all those holiday sweets!
Moms favorite part is they are a fraction of the price to make then to buy and take so little time!
Hope you enjoy them!