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My husband has been making us keto everything bagels fro a while now. He took a recipe he found online and it has slowly but surely evolved to it’s own delicious self. No big story. No fanfare. Now go ahead and make yourselves some bagels!!
Recipe:
1 cup of water
1 packet of Hodgson Mill Active Dry Yeast - Follow the directions on the packet for blooming the yeast.

1 tsp of real honey (this doesn't get added to carb count, as it is eaten by the yeast)
4 Tbsp. of Swerve Confectioner-style sweetner
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 Cup Oat Fiber
2/3 Cup Ground Golden Flax Meal
1 1/4 Cup Vital Wheat Gluten
1/2 tsp of Xanthum Gum
1 tsp of salt
2 Tbsp. of softened butter.


Instructions for Bread Mixer:

Microwave water for 10 seconds at a time. It should be between 105* and 110*
Add honey and mix to dissolve.
Add yeast and mix to dissolve

Cover with a towel and place somewhere warm for 10 minutes to bloom. I just throw mine in the microwave. (Don’t turn it on)
Add mixture to bread machine.
Mix all the ingredients in the order listed above
Turn on bread maker to bagel dough setting. This will be a 1:30 hr cycle. After it's done, let sit for another hour.



BAGELS

Lightly brush a large bowl with oil and turn the dough to coat. Punch the dough down, and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Carefully divide the dough into 8 pieces (I used a scale to be extra precise, but it’s not necessary). Shape each piece into a round. Now, take a dough ball, and press it gently against the countertop (or whatever work surface you’re using) moving your hand and the ball in a circular motion pulling the dough into itself while reducing the pressure on top of the dough slightly until a perfect dough ball forms (as pictured below). Repeat with 7 other dough rounds.

Press your finger into the center of each dough ball to form a ring. Stretch the ring to about ⅓ the diameter of the bagel and place on a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Repeat the same step with the remaining dough.

After shaping the dough rounds and placing them on the cookie sheet, cover with a damp kitchen towel and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 425ºF

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Reduce heat. Use a slotted spoon or ‘spider’ to lower the bagels into the water. Boil as many as you are comfortable with boiling. Once the bagels are in, it shouldn’t take too long for them to float to the top. Let them boil for two minutes then flip them and let them boil for one minute another. Total boil time 3 minutes.

I like them topped with Trader Joe’s Everything but the bagel seasoning. If you want to top your bagels with stuff, you will need to use an egg wash to get the toppings to stick before putting the bagels into the oven.

Once all the bagels have boiled (and have been topped with your choice of toppings), transfer them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (NOT wax paper)

Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Cool on the baking sheet. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before storing.  We sometimes set an alarm for 5 minutes to keep from tearing into them right away.

If you choose to freeze these I would suggest cutting them, freeze them, and then wrap them very carefully, with a few layers of cling wrap.

There aren’t any preservatives in these so they only last a few days before they start to mold over. You can also keep them in the fridge. They’re amazing toasted with butter!!

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