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2 tbsp sugar

1 package yeast

1 1/2 cup warm water

5 cup flour

1 egg white

1 tsp milk

Cooking spray


Disslove the sugar and the yeast in the warm water and let stand for 5 minutes.

Place mixture in a bowl and stir in 4 cups of the flour and the salt to form a soft dough.

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes,adding more flour as needed.

Place in a greased bowl,turning to coat entire surface of dough.

Cover and let rise til almost double in size.

Punch down and then let dough rest for 5 minutes.

Shape dough into 16 equal sized balls and flatten each into a 3 1/2 inch disk.

Poke a hole in the center of each and gently swirl on your finger to enlarge the hole.

Place on a grased cookie sheet,cover and let rise til puffy(dough will not double in size at this time).This takes about 20 minutes.

Bring at least 2 quarts of water to boil in a large,deep pan and then reduce heat and keep water simmering.

Place one bagel at a time into the simmering water,turn it over immediately and remove it to drain.

Place the bagels on a greased cookie sheet.

Mix the egg white with the milk and brush evenly over the bagels.

Bake at 375 for 22 minutes.

1.Sprinkle tops with poppy seeds or sesame seeds.
2.Mix 1/4 cup chopped onion into the dough before kneading.
3. Mix in 3/4 cup raisins,1 tsp cinnamon and an extra 1 tbsp of sugar to the dough before kneading.
4.Drain 3/4 cup blueberries and mix them with 1 tbsp flour and 1 tbsp sugar. Mix into dough after just after kneading so as not to mash the berries