How to Make Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
What You Need
- Food Processor
- Mixing Bowl
- Plastic Wrap
- Kitchen Towels
- Large Slotted Spoon or Spider
- Baking Sheet
- Baking Mat
- Pastry Brush
- Oil or Non-Stick Spray
- Flour (for dusting surfaces)
- 1 Egg
Add baking mix and yeast to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until mixed.
With food processor running, slowly add 12 ounces (354 ml) hot water (straight from the tap is fine), and process until dough forms into an elastic ball, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Transfer dough to an oiled mixing bowl , fold in raisins, and cover dough with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm area until roughly doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
Turn dough out onto a floured work surface (like your counter). Gently flatten with your hands, and divide the dough into 12 balls.
Using your hands, roll each ball into a rope, sprinkling in cinnamon as you go. 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. You can twist the rope lightly to increase the cinnamon-swirl effect.
Repeat with all balls of dough, and lightly cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap once formed.
When you are done forming the dough, you'll want to 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 and the malt syrup to a boil in a stockpot over medium-high heat.
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.
Place bagels on a baking sheet lined with a baking mat. Brush bagels with egg wash, and bake until tops are golden brown, about 25-30 minutes.