Suck It Einstien’s Bagels!
Einstien’s Bagels has these amazing green chile bagels, BUT the closest one is 83 miles away. Before embarking on a smacked up road-trip, I decided to try to make my own. To my surprise, it’s not that hard to make bagels! They don’t look like professional ones, but they definitely have the taste down. I won’t horrify you with the pictures of my first attempt (I couldn’t even slice them).
1 Tablespoon instant yeast
4 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water
Water bath: 2 quarts water, 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon sugar
1. Combine all dough ingredients in a stand mixer with a bread hook and knead 10-15 minutes. Put dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours until it is puffy.
2. Divide dough into 8 roughly equal pieces and roll them into balls. Place on a lined baking sheet and cover for another 30 minutes.
3. Poke your thumb through the center then widen to make a 1-2 inch hole.
4. Prepare the water bath by heating the water and sugars to a light boil in a large pan. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
5. Cook bagels in batches in water bath 2 minutes, flip and cook another minute. Remove and place on baking sheet.
6. Top bagels with shredded cheese and chopped green chile. The middle should be filled with cheesy goodness.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes and cool before serving.