Bagels

Today the recipe for bagels. A recipe delicous, Although to try them touches you knead a little: the bagels are soft rolls and covered with various seeds, become famous for being one of the favorite foods by New Yorkers. Actually originated in Northern Europe, and in particular of Poland: were Polish Jews emigrated to Usa to carry and then spread these sandwiches that have been adopted successfully in all United States. Of course you eat stuffed and the classical filling, the same recipe I, is the one with cream cheese (the ' soft cheese’ which in fact corresponds to our robiola), smoked salmon, avocado. I also added a little’ of fresh salad and a few strands of chives. Clearly set: I tried also with ham and mozzarella, capocollo di Agnone and caciocavallo, Prosciutto and taleggio. Let us look at the bagel. I prepared with dried Brewer's yeast, but I am posting even doses with fresh yeast. Is’ the dough is very very simple to make and are not long proving times times: I make mature the dough in the fridge for at least 12 hours, But if you want you can proceed with the leavening at room temperature, and then restrict the times about 2 hours in total. The fundamental step in the recipe of bagels is boiling, as with the pretzels or taralli pugliesi: BREW times determine the thickness of the crust of the bagel, I testify to you about 40 seconds in total, to have a thin crust and a soft crumb and dense. You can sprinkle with Sesame, poppy seeds, sunflower oil, pumpkin, or coarse salt. Will be great. Obviously bagels are best when eaten freshly made. But if you already cooked frozen, thaw them in the refrigerator and let stand for a few minutes in the oven at 100 degrees return fragrant. At the bottom of the article you find also a small video.

BAGEL (American recipe)

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INGREDIENTS

  • PER I BAGEL:
  • 300 g of strong flour (330 W)
  • 300 grams of 00 flour or whole wheat flour if you prefer
  • 3 grams of dried Brewer's yeast (or 10 grams of fresh yeast)
  • 50 grams of honey
  • 250 ml lukewarm milk
  • 50 grams of butter at room temperature
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 12 grams of salt
  • mixed seeds (White Sesame, Black Sesame, poppy, pumpkin, Sunflower)
  • one egg yolk and a little 'milk for brushing bagels
  • FOR BOILING;
  • 1 liter of water
  • 50 grams of glucose
  • 30 grams of sugar
  • 20 grams of baking soda

PROCEEDINGS

To prepare the bagels must first detacciare flour and add to the bowl of the mixer. Heat as soon as the milk (must be warm, absolutely not warm) and dissolve the yeast (is dry is cool, nothing changes). Pour the liquid in the mixer and knead for a minute, so that it is absorbed: you don't have to get a, Okay even if part of the flour is not wet. Let it sit for 15 minutes. After this time, Add two whole eggs, the diced butter, honey and salt. Knead with the kneaders until you obtain a homogeneous mixture, then transfer it onto lightly greased work surface of extra virgin olive oil and knead by hand until a glossy dough, smooth and homogeneous, that comes off perfectly by the work plan. Put the dough in a bowl (always oiled) and cover with plastic wrap (or with a shower Cap, of course new, I'm telling you the absolute best method).

At this point, you have two alternatives: or make the dough for bagels for one hour and proceed immediately to make your bagel, or you do mature for 12-15 hours in the fridge: I would recommend that you follow the second path. Slowing rising due to cold, the dough has time to ripen: gluten softens, bagel once formed will be lighter and, Once cooked, easier to digest. In any case, or immediately after kneaded or after maturity, the dough should rise until double at room temperature (best if around 26-27 degrees).

Because the dough has doubled in volume, put it on the floured work surface and divide it into equal parts 18-20. Roll up each piece until you have a ball, crush it slightly with the palms of your hands and put all the pieces of dough to rise on a cloth sprinkled with flour and covered with a cotton cloth dampened. When the balls are doubled again in volume (about 30 minutes), make a hole in the center of each ball: I do it just with fingers (check out the video below, I did it by myself while preparing them and so I apologize for the quality, though the movement we understand pretty well). Try to make a large hole about 2 centimeters in diameter, because then they will tend to close again. Put the Donuts back onto the cloth to rise for 10-15 minutes.

While the bagels rise, boil the water with the remaining ingredients (If you don't have glucose doubled the amount of sugar). When the water boils, Dip the bagels (a few at a time) and cook stirring occasionally for about 40-50 seconds. Boiling gels the starch present in the flour and create a crust that will more or less thick depending on cooking time: don't go past the minute. Drain well bagels and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Mix the egg yolk with milk and uniformly coat the surface of the bagel, then sprinkle with seeds that you prefer. Cover with a cloth and leave to rise again 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 190 degrees and bake the bagels for 20 minutes or until they are golden. Allow to cool. Once cooked you can also freeze them. Cannoli as Favorites: the classic New Yorker's cream cheese, salmon and avocado, but the bagels are delicious even Italian, with mortadella, salami or ham. Bon appétit!

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