The flavor of a good bagel begins with a simple but firm dough, and is developed over time. The boiling stage forms a skin on the exterior, which quickly cooks the skin of the bagel so it can't expand freely in the oven, resulting in a dense, delicious interior. This is the classic "blank canvas" recipe for bagels. They can be flavored or topped any way you please.
Bake18 to 20 mins
Total2 hrs 43 mins