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American bagels

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  1. 1

    Place the dough ingredients into a mixer with a dough hook attached and mix to a soft dough and knead for 5 minutes. If mixing by hand, put the flour, salt, sugar, malt extract and yeast into a bowl and mix to a dough with the warm water.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 450g Strong white bread flour
    • 2tsp Salt
    • 1tsp Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 1tsp Malt extract
    • 300ml Warm water
  2. 2

    Knead on a floured board for 10 minutes.

  3. 3

    Divide and roll the dough into 8 flat circles, make a hole through the centre of each with your thumb and place onto a greased baking sheet.

  4. 4

    Leave to prove until double in size. Preheat 190°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5).

  5. 5

    Bring the water and malt extract to the boil, reduce to a simmer and poach the bagels, a few at a time, for one minute on each side.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 1l Water for poaching
    • 1 tbsp Malt extract
  6. 6

    Place the poached bagels back onto the baking sheet.

  7. 7

    Brush with the egg and sprinkle with seeds.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 1 Egg glaze
    • Poppy seeds
    • Caraway seeds
  8. 8

    Bake for approximately 20 minutes.

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