We have not been able to find good onion bagels around here for some reason. When we get them they just don’t seem “oniony” enough and usually too sweet. I determined yesterday that I was going to attempt to make my own. They turned out great (not the prettiest bagels I have ever seen, but really tasty.) If you have a bread machine try making these. It is not that hard.
Bread Machine Onion Bagels
1 cup water, 110 degrees
3/4 tablespoon white sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 cup dried onion flakes
360 grams bread flour
3 quarts boiling water
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon water
3 tablespoons poppy seeds, or your choise of toppings
1. Place water, yeast and 3/4 tablespoon sugar in bread machine pan. Mix together and allow yeast to bloom, about 10 minutes.
2. Add salt, dried onions and flour and select Dough setting.
3. When cycle is complete, turn out dough on to a floured surface.
4. Cut dough into 8 equal pieces and roll each piece into a small ball. Flatten balls. Poke a hole in the middle of each with your thumb. Twirl the dough on your finger or thumb to enlarge the hole, and to even out the dough around the hole. Cover bagels with a clean cloth and let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile bring water to a boil and add 3 tablespoons of white sugar to water.
5. Sprinkle an ungreased baking sheet with cornmeal. Carefully transfer bagels to boiling water. Boil for 1 minute, turning half way through. Drain briefly on a clean towel. Arrange boiled bagels on the baking sheet. Whisk egg and water together and brush tops of bagels. Sprinkle on toppings if using.
6. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until well browned.