Thursday, February 11, 2010

My hand at bagels

Herb Sourdough Bagels 

 1 cup sourdough starter
 1/4 cup vegetable oil
 1/4 cup warm water
 2 teaspoons salt 
 2 1/2 cups flour 
1 T. basil
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
Couple shakes season salt

 Combine all ingredients and knead until smooth. Let rise until doubled in bulk. (Depending on  your strength of starter this can take anywhere from 2-4 hours)


Divide into eight portions, and form each into a smooth ball. Punch a hole in the center of each and stretch evenly until about 3 or 4 inches across.

Place on a floured surface and bring a large pot of water to a boil. Boil the bagels (four at a time if the pot is large enough) 3 minutes on each side.

Drain and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake about 15 minutes at 450.
Base recipe found here.

Great hot and fresh with cream cheese!

We like to split the herb ones open and top with deli ham, apple slices, cheddar cheese and honey dijion mustard.  Or bake chicken breast patties with marinara and mozzarella cheese and then place in between two bagel slices!!!  Your own deli at home!!!