Bread Machine Bagels

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 3 Hours 25 Minutes
Ready In: 3 Hours 55 Minutes

The bread machine does the heavy work, but you still boil and bake these
bagels. Top them with poppy seeds, garlic or whatever pleases you.

Ingredients:

1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
3 cups bread flour
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

3 quarts boiling water
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1 egg white
3 tablespoons poppy seeds

Directions:

1. Place water, salt, sugar, flour and yeast in the bread machine pan in the
order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough setting.

2. When cycle is complete, let dough rest on a lightly floured surface. Meanwhile,
in a large pot bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Stir in 3 tablespoons of sugar.

3. Cut dough into 9 equal pieces, and roll each piece into a small ball. Flatten
balls. Poke a hole in the middle of each with your thumb. Twirl the dough on your
finger or thumb to enlarge the hole, and to even out the dough around the hole.

Cover bagels with a clean cloth, and let rest for 10 minutes.

4. Sprinkle an ungreased baking sheet with cornmeal. Carefully transfer bagels
to boiling water. Boil for 1 minute, turning half way through. Drain briefly on
clean towel. Arrange boiled bagels on baking sheet. Glaze tops with egg white,
and sprinkle with your choice of toppings.

5. Bake in a preheated 375 degree F (190 degrees C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes,
until well browned.