4 1/2c Thrive Flour (White, Whole Wheat or a combination of both)
1 1/2c Warm Water
2 Packet Yeast
3T Thrive White Sugar
1T Thrive Salt
1T Honey (or maple syrup, sugar or molasses)
1T Thrive Baking Powder
Combine 1 1/2c flour, warm water, yeast, sugar and salt. Mix for 30 seconds on low, then 3 minutes on medium. If you are making this by hand, just stir it for 5 minutes. Next, mix in flour, half a cup at a time, until a stiff dough forms (about 2 1/2 more cups). Flour your working surface with remaining flour, turn the dough out and knead it for 5-7 minutes. Cover your soft dough with a bowl and let it rest for 10 minutes. Next, divide and shape the dough as desired. Set your bagels on a greased cookie sheet and let them rise for 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 375. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add 1T honey (or other sweetener) and 1T baking powder. Add the bagels 4 or 5 at a time, and simmer them for 7 minutes, turning once. Remove each with a slotted spoon and return to the greased baking sheet. If you would like to top your bagels, brush them with a little bit of Thrive Egg (1T Thrive Whole Egg Powder + 1T Water) and gently press desired toppings onto the top of the bagel. Once all of your bagels have boiled, bake them for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Topping suggestions: coarse salt, poppy seeds, Thrive chopped onions, shredded cheese, parmesan, cinnamon and sugar, thinly sliced jalapenos, sun dried tomatoes, garlic powder.
Makes a delicious BLT!