Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tutorial on Bagel Making & Chicken Salad Recipe

I am enjoying a couple days with my Mama and we decided to make bagels and chicken salad.  She made the Rotisserie chicken and I made the bagels.  Today I am going to show you how to make both. We'll start with the bagels. I have posted on bagels before but it was using a sourdough starter, this is for those of you without starters. :)

Boiled Bagels


  • 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar


  1. In large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour and yeast. Mix water, 3 tablespoons sugar and salt together, and add to the dry ingredients. Beat with a mixer for half a minute at a low speed, scraping the sides of the bowl clean. Beat at a higher speed for 3 minutes. Then, by hand, mix in enough flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
  2. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (8-10 minutes). Cover, let rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Cut into 12 portions, shape into smooth balls. Poke a hole in the center with your finger, and gently enlarge the hole while working the bagel into a uniform shape. Cover, let rise 20 minutes.

  1. Meanwhile, start a gallon of water boiling. Put 1 tablespoon of sugar in it, mix it around a bit. Reduce to simmering.

  1. When the bagels are ready, put 4 or 5 bagels into the water, and cook 7 minutes, turning once. Drain them. Place on a greased baking sheet, and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven, eat hot or cold.

  1. Broiling option: For a glossier surface, place raised bagels on an ungreased baking sheet prior to boiling them. Broil them five inches from heat for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes on each side. Then put them into the hot water to be boiled as above. Note: do not bake broiled bagels as long as non-broiled ones, 25 minutes should be long enough.

(My Notes: I like to put 1 Tablespoon of molasses in my boiling water, instead of sugar.  Makes for a very pretty bagel. Also right before I bake them, I sprinkled them with sesame seeds and parsley.  We sliced them in half and filled them with our chicken salad found below.

First we washed a small chicken.

Then we sprinkled on both sides with garlic salt, salt, season salt & pepper.

We placed it on the spit and then cook it in the Baby George Rotisserie.

We cooked it at 180 degrees for 1-1/2 hours or until tender.

Mom cut off all the meat and now we can make our chicken salad.

Grapes sliced all ready to go! Keeping the kiddos out of them was the challenge. :)

Marie's Chicken Salad

1 rotisserie chicken cut in small pieces (if you are in a hurry you could pick up a rotisserie chicken from the deli) :)
3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Miracle Whip
1-1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1-1/2 to 2 cups of halved red grapes
Sprinkle to your taste, season salt, garlic salt, onion salt, and pepper.

Mix all together and serve on warm bagel.  The men had been working all morning and they were a big hit with them!!!

My lovely Mama enjoying the yumminess. :)

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  1. I'm more of an English Muffin kinda gal, but I think I will give these a try one day! They look fun to make! And the rotisserie chicken looks yumm!

  2. @Lady Farmer, I really want to try English muffins...do you have a fav recipe??? :)

  3. Marie -- Thanks for stopping by our blog! I hope you will continue to visit. These recipes look fabulous! I've never made bagels before and I can't wait to try them. They look fabulous!

  4. I have always wanted to try making bagels!
    I will have to attempt it!


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