Bagels are amazing. They’re tasty, handy, and just a perfect partner for a lot of things. But despite its wonderful taste and versatility, a lot of people still see it as a boring piece of bread. Luckily, there are a lot of twists that you can add to your bagels to make them not just more aesthetically appealing but also exciting in terms of taste. And a great example of that is a Pumpkin Spice Bagel.
Pumpkin Spice Bagel combines one of the most popular flavors of fall and the classic goodness of a bagel, making it a mouthwatering baked treat that will have you feeling like its autumn whole year long.
Here's how you can make it.
- 6 cups of water, plus extra
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour, plus extra
- 1/3 cup of brown sugar, packed
- 3/4 cup of canned pumpkin
- 2/3 cup of warm water (around 45 degrees C preferably)
- 1 envelope (about .25oz) of active dry yeast
- Cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon of cornmeal
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of white sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 3/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon of allspice
- Pour your warm water into a large mixing bowl then dissolve your yeast in it.
- Next, add your cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, pumpkin, brown sugar, and cloves. Mix until they are well incorporated.
- Fold in the flour and stir until you get a dough-like mixture.
- Prep your workspace by dusting it lightly with flour.
- Transfer your dough from the bowl onto the workspace. With the use of your hand, knead it for about 6 to 8 minutes. You can also use a mixer if you don’t want to do it manually.
- Grease a separate bowl with oil.
- Remove your dough from the workspace and transfer it to your greased bowl. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let it rise in a warm area for about an hour or until it doubles in size.
- Once your dough has doubled its size, transfer it back onto your workspace.
- Punch down the dough to remove the extra air. Next, divide it into 8 different parts equally.
- Use your finger to poke a hole in each bowl. After that, arrange them on a baking sheet then allow them to rise further. This should take around 10 to 15 minutes only.
- Get a large pot and fill it with about 6 cups of water and white sugar. Stir and let them bring to a boil.
- Preheat your oven to 200o degrees C or 400 degrees F.
- Slightly flatten your bagels and then drop them a few times in the boiling water – letting them stay there for about 1 and a half minutes each time.
- Turn your bagels upside down and repeat the process until all 8 pieces are boiled and dried with the use of a clean towel.
- Get another baking sheet and spray it with cooking oil. Next, sprinkle some cornmeal on top of it. (Or if you’re using our BakersLove™ - Roll N’ Go Non-Stick Baking Rug, you can skip the oil spray and go straight ahead to applying cornmeal).
- Transfer your bagels into the greased-up baking sheet. Make sure that each bagel is at least 2 inches apart from each other.
- Pop them in the oven and let them bake for about 25 to 30 minutes.
- When they’re done, pull them out of the oven and let them cool down completely on a wire rack.
- Serve with a cup of your favorite coffee and enjoy!