My brother is famous for his red thumb (he's a GREAT cook), so when I was looking for a brekky recipe to share this week I was tickled to find this recipe of his for homemade bagels.
The Bro Bagel
1/2 c water
1/4 c milk
3 c flour
1 pkg yeast
2 tbsp sugar
Mix ingredients into dough. Let rise 10 minutes. Shape into donuts, cut out center holes with a cookie cutter (or use any circular shape such as a juice glass, etc.). Cover and let sit another 10 minutes.
To cook: A) Place on a cookie sheet. Broil in oven for 1 minute, then turn and broil the other side for 1 minute -- or -- Add to boiling water and boil for 7 minutes. (The Bro prefers to boil - he says it's the proper New Yaaawk way to do it.) B) Place on cookie sheet and bake in oven for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees. Coat with butter, sesame seeds, etc, and serve.
Being the oddball that I am, I love seeds and nuts and things in my food. So I'm planning to make one batch plain, and one with sunflower seeds inside.