1 Tsp (5ml) Sugar
Oil or Non-Stick Spray
Flour (for dusting surfaces)
1. Proof Yeast
In a small bowl, combine your full yeast packet, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and 6 ounces (177 ml) warm water. Stir gently. Let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.
2. Combine Yeast & Baking Mix
Add baking mix and proofed yeast solution to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until mixed.
Don’t have a food processor? Don’t worry. This can all be done by hand.
3.Add Water & Knead
With food processor running, slowly add an additional 6 ounces (177 ml) warm water, and process until dough forms an elastic ball, about 2 to 3 minutes.
If you’re not using a food processor, mix by hand until incorporated and then knead until dough forms an elastic ball.
4. Let Dough Rise
Transfer dough to an oiled mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm area until dough has roughly doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
5. Divide Dough
Turn dough out onto a floured work surface (like your counter). Gently flatten with your hands, and divide the dough into 12 balls.
6. Rope & Loop Dough
Using your hands, roll each ball into a rope. It should be about 1" (2.5 cm) thick, 6-8" (15-20 cm) long. Wrap around the outside of your hand to form a loop and press ends together to seal.
Repeat with all balls of dough, and lightly cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap once formed.
8. Prepare Water Bath
When you are done forming the dough, you should start heating up your water bath and preheating your oven to 400° F (204° C). For your water bath, bring 4 quarts (4 L) of water to a boil in a stockpot over medium-high heat. Add your malt to the water and stir gently to dissolve.
9. Boil Bagels
Use a large slotted spoon or spider to add 1 or 2 bagels to the water bath. Boil for 1 minute, turning bagels over half-way through. Remove bagels with spoon to a clean kitchen towel and pat dry. Repeat for all bagels.
10. Egg Wash & Season
Place bagels on a baking sheet lined with a baking mat or parchment paper.
In a small bowl, make an egg wash by whisking 1 egg with 1 tbsp (15ml) water. Brush bagels with egg wash, and spoon everything spice mix over each bagel.
11. Bake & Enjoy
Bake until tops are golden brown, about 25-30 minutes.