Pumpkin Bagels with Pumpkin Butter Cream Cheese
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Serves: 6 bagels
Pumpkin bagels with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spices.
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons lukewarm water
  • 2 cups white bread flour
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  1. Add they yeast, brown sugar and water to a mixing bowl. Let set 5 minutes or until yeast is bubbly. Add remaining ingredients. Mix until the dough comes together to make a soft dough. (Add additional water if needed) Knead for about 5 minutes with the dough hook or until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise until doubled.
  2. Divide into 6 parts. Form balls, gently press thumb through center of ball and slowly stretch into bagel shape.
  3. While bagels rise, bring three quarts of water and one tablespoon of sugar to a rapid boil in a large saucepan. Using a slotted spoon, drop 2-3 bagels into rapidly boiling water. Boil on each side for 1/2 minutes. Remove and cool on rack 1 minute, brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds, if desired.
  4. Bake at 400ºF on a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal, until golden, approximately 15 minutes.
  5. adapted from thatsmyhome.com
Recipe by Recipes Food and Cooking at https://recipesfoodandcooking.com/2013/11/03/pumpkin-bagels/