I've been experimenting with yeast breads the last few days, and just in time Carrie @ Ginger Lemon Girl reposted her Bagel recipe.
Bagels (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Corn-free)
Adapted from Ginger Lemon Girl
2 tablespoons yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons sugar (or agave nectar)
½ tsp. apple cider vinegar (ONLY if using xanthan gum)
2 ½ cups gluten-free flour (I use rice)
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chia seed meal (I only used the flax)
2 tablespoons flax seed meal
1 egg white mixed with 1 tablespoon warm water
Toppings (such as - poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic granules, dried onion, parsley, etc)
3. In a medium bowl add the binder you prefer (either xanthan gum or chia seed meal and flax seed meal). Add baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour, and whisk mixture together thoroughly. Set aside.
6. In your kitchen mixer bowl, add the egg and yeast mixture. Start mixing with your paddle attachment on medium speed. Continuing with the paddle on medium speed, add the flour mixture 1/3 cup at a time to the wet mixture, until you have added all the flour. Continue to mix on medium speed until well combined and a thick dough is formed. If you used xanthan gum as your binder, this dough will be extremely sticky! I used flax seed meal, and it was really easy to work with.
9. At this point, you can preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Once it has preheated, turn the oven OFF immediately. We will let the bagels rise in the warmed oven after we have boiled them.
10. Make sure your water is still at a rolling boil. Working with ONE bagel at a time, using a slotted spoon (a spatula to works), gently place the bagel into the boiling water bath.
11. Boil the bagel for 20 seconds, gently holding it under the water. Be careful, as they easily fall apart if you boil them too long.
12. Pull out the boiled bagel and place it on your prepared baking pan. When you pull the bagel out of the water, be extra gentle! The bagel is very fragile now that it has been boiled and almost looks like wrinkled hands after a long warm bath!
13. Brush the boiled bagels with an egg wash (a mixture of one egg white with 1 tablespoon of water). Add the toppings you desire. Place the bagels in the oven to rise for 40 minutes. Take bagels out of the oven after 40 minutes of rising. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place bagels back in oven and bake for 15-18 minutes. They should appear golden and crisp when finished baking.