For the XIII Festival of Jewish Culture SIMCHA I baked my version of bagels. The Bagel was brought to New York City by Jewish Immigrants from Eastern Europe in the 1880s. Until the 1920s it was hardly known in other parts of the United States. Not before the last quarter of the 20th century they has become popular throughout US.
Inspired by the recipe from:Wanton Flavours.
150 g whole wheat sourdough
200 g whole wheat flour
200 g water
550g sourdough starter
450g whole wheat flour
100g buckwheat flour
38g vegetable oil
Mix these all ingredients to form a stiffish dough. Let sit for 10 minutes and knead the dough for about 10 minutes in its bowl. Then leave the dough to rise in a warm place for 3 hours.
Remove the dough from the bowl and knead it briefly. Then divide into 12 pieces, forming each segment into a flattened ball (each one should weigh about 100g).
- by sticking your finger through the middle to form the hole
- or by rolling the ball into a cigar shape and joining the ends to make the ring shape.
Place the bagels on this tray, cover them and let proof at room temperature for 3 hours. Then refrigerate overnight for retarding to allow the flavours to develop.
The next morning, turn on the oven 450F. Remove the bagels from refrigerator. (*I didn't boil them.) Brush them with some milk and top with poppy seeds, white and black sesame seed or any seeds of your choice.