Bagels are my favorite breakfast. With some cheese, tea or jam. This is the first time I'm making them at home. And I made a healthy version using whole wheat flour and some flax seed. They are tasty and crunchy and not to mention that perfect baking smell in the house.
- 800 grams whole wheat flour
- 100 grams flax seed
- 1 cube of fresh yeast
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- some sesame
- 2 tablespoons honey
In a bowl combine the yeast, salt, sugar and some flour. Add 100 ml of water and mix everything with a spoon until the yeast is dissolved. Then add 400 ml of lukewarm water, the flour, the flax seed and knead everything well until smooth. If it is sticky you may have to add some more flour.
Divide the dough into small balls. Roll each ball into a rope and connect the ends into a bagel. Stick the ends well so they won't open while being boiled. Do the same with the remaining dough.
Put the honey into a pot and add 500 ml water. Bring it to boil. Now add the bagels one by one into the water. The bagel is boiled when it floats on the surface (about 5-10 seconds after being put into the water).
Put the boiled bagels into a plate full of sesame and flip so the sesame can stick on both sides. Then put them onto a prepared baking pan.
Bake at 250 degrees celsius for 25 minutes.