The last time I made bagels this thought crossed my mind, "These would be SO good if they were chocolate chip." So I pondered for a while the best way to make that happen. What I finally ended up with was not only a recipe for chocolate chip bagels but a slightly improved recipe for homemade bagels altogether. I love my other bagel recipe but I'm not 100% happy with the boiling process, which is nessecary for light fluffy bagels on the inside and crispy shell on the outside. So this recipe is not only a recipe for Chocolate Chip Bagels, it's in improved recipe for homemade bagels overall.
Homemade Chocolate Chip Bagels
What you need:
- 1 1/3 c. warm water
- 1 T oil
- 4 c. bread flour
- 4 t. sugar
- 1 t. salt
- 1 1/2 t. yeast
Add all the ingredients in the order listed into the bread machine. I've had many people ask if they can make the bread machine recipes without a machine and the answer is yes. Just knead the dough well after you mix the ingredients. Let it rise for at least 30 minutes, punch it down, knead it again and let it rise again for another 30 minutes.
I really love my bread machine. Makes life easy!
After the dough is done. punch it down. Now it's time to add the chocolate chips. You can add other things as well. Just divide the dough and add whatever to eat lump of dough. For this particular bath I made half regular bagels and half chocolate chip.
Add chocolate chips and fold the dough over to knead them in. I used bittersweet chocolate because I love it, you can use anything you want.
Form the dough into bagel shapes. Put a large hole in the middle. One batch makes about 10 - 12. Let the bagels rise for about 30 mins to 1 hour on a greased cookie sheet with a towel on top of them. After you let them rise, stick them in the oven on the Broil setting for about 2-3 minutes on each side. They should get a little hard but not brown. While you are doing this you can heat up the water for the next step. In a saucepan heat up several inches of water with a little sugar added in. Heat until boiling.
After the bagels are done with the broil cycle stick them a few at a time in the boiling water. Boil for 1 minute on each side and then place back on the greased cookie sheet.
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