Homemade Bagels: Plain Bagels Recipe

No need to go down to the local bakery or grocery store; make your own homemade bagels with this Plain Bagels recipe.

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Take your bread making to a whole new level by baking homemade bagels. Start with this Plain Bagels recipe.

Plain Bagels

4 1⁄2 cups bread flour, divided
4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 1⁄2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
1 egg, optional 

Water bath:

1 gallon water
1 tablespoon sugar 

In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour and yeast.

In separate bowl, combine warm water, 1 tablespoon sugar and salt; combine with flour mixture.

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