Crispy on the outside and chewing on the inside I love the texture of these Cranberry Orange Bagels. Making your own bagels is easier than you think. Give the bagel shop a break and make your own. Look below for some helpful tips on mixing techniques and proofing your yeast. NEW PHOTOS SAME GREAT RECIPE FROM 2012!
MAKE USING A MIXER OR BY HAND BOTH METHODS WORK WITH THIS RECIPE!
USING A FREE STANDING MIXER WITH A DOUGH HOOK
BY HAND METHOD
- 1 cup plus 4 tablespoons water (110° to 115°)
- 1 (¼ ounce) active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 4½ teaspoons grated orange peel
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 large egg white
- 1 tablespoon cornmeal
Add warm water to a large mixing with the yeast and sugar, let the mixture stand until is foams (about 5 to 10 minutes) Once the yeast has been proofed (foams) add the cranberries, brown sugar, orange peel, and salt; mix well. With a hook attachment mix together. Add enough flour until the dough forms a soft ball and pulls away from the bowl. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat the top. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch down dough; shape into 9 balls (I weighed mine, they came out to be about 2.7 ounces). Push thumb through centers to form a 2-inch hole. Stretch and shape dough to form an even ring. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Cover to rest for 10 minutes.
Fill a Dutch oven two-thirds full with water; and sugar; bring to a boil. Drop bagels three to four at a time into boiling water. Boil 45 seconds on one side; turn and boil 45 seconds on the other side. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
Preheat oven to 400°. Whisk egg white and 1 tablespoon water, brush over bagels. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and sprinkle with cornmeal. Place bagels 2-inches apart on prepared pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
TIP: My "warm place" is on top of a preheated stove.