2015-08-07 22:00:30The Little White Paw

CHOW's Bagel 貝果 I



http://www.chow.com/recipes/11820-chow-bagel

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups tepid water (105°F to 110°F) plus 1 tablespoon for the egg wash
  • 1 (1/4-ounce) packet active dry yeast(2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons malt syrup
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • Sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or coarse salt for topping

(調整 2杯麵粉太少 後來又加了1/3 杯下去)

洗熱水澡的時候呢 要把麵團拉大又拉細 不然會膨脹就沒有圈圈會變鰻頭
 
烤的時候呢 200c 先考15分 後換邊烤5分然後關下火 放上層再考5分

Instructions

  1. 1Place 1 1/2 cups of the tepid water in a bowl and dissolve the yeast completely; set aside. Combine flour, malt syrup, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment. Add yeast mixture, scraping any undissolved yeast out of the bowl with a spatula.
  2. 2Mix on low until most of the loose flour has been worked into the dough and the dough looks shredded, about 2 minutes. Increase the speed to medium low and continue mixing until the dough is stiff, smooth, and elastic, about 8 to 9 minutes more. (If the dough gets stuck on the hook or splits into 2 pieces, stop the machine, scrape off the hook, and mash the dough back into the bottom of the bowl.) The dough should be dry, not tacky or sticky, and somewhat stiff.
  3. 3Shape the dough into a ball, place it in a large oiled bowl, and turn it to coat in oil. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let the dough rise in a warm place, until it is noticeably puffy and springs back when you poke it, about 20 minutes. (The dough will not double in size.)
  4. 4Meanwhile, heat the oven to 425°F and arrange the rack in the middle. Fill a large, wide, shallow pan (about 3 to 6 quarts) with water, bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium low and let simmer. Cover until you’re ready to boil the bagels. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper greased with oil or cooking spray. Place a metal rack inside of a second baking sheet and set aside.
  5. 5Turn the risen dough out onto a dry surface. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces, about 3 ounces each. (While you work, keep the dough you’re not handling covered with a damp towel to prevent drying.) Roll each piece into a 9-inch-long rope, lightly moisten the ends with water, overlap the ends by about 1 inch, and press to join so you’ve created a bagel. As necessary, widen the hole in the middle so it is approximately the size of a quarter. Cover the shaped bagels with a damp towel and let rest 10 minutes.
  6. 6After resting, stretch the dough to retain the quarter-size hole (the dough will have risen a bit) and boil the bagels 3 or 4 at a time, making sure they have room to bob around. Cook for about 30 seconds on each side until the bagels have a shriveled look, then remove to the baking sheet with the rack in it. Adjust heat as necessary so the water stays at a simmer.
  7. 7Whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon water and the egg white until evenly combined. Brush the egg wash all over the bagels, then sprinkle as desired with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, or coarse salt. Arrange the bagels on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 1 inch apart and bake. Rotate the pan after 15 minutes and bake until the bagels are a deep caramel color and have formed a crust on the bottom and top, about 10 minutes more. Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack for at least 30 minutes so the interiors finish cooking and the crusts form a chewy exterior.



If you really want to improve the flavor, take 2 ounces (60g) each of flour and water and a small pinch of yeast and mix together. Loosely cover and let sit for 18-24 hours. This will produce a starter/sponge that will add great flavor to the final bagels.

Another modification, it to add some whole wheat flour. Substitute 2-4 ounces (60-120g) of WW flour for the bread flour. You will need to 1 or 2 teaspoons of total water for each ounce to offset the additional liquid the WW flour will absorb.

We make bagels for our family 3 times a week plus all our other breads. Its much less expensive than buying, and the taste is great.

@zuriga1 Adding the sugar (I use brown sugar) to the water will really improve the quality of the crust on the bagel. The sugar in the water will permeate the outside of the bagel and provide extra caramelization in the crust.