Homemade chocolate chip bagels

Homemade Chocolate chip bagels
Do you love those chocolate chip bagels from Dunkin donuts or Panera ? Yea, me too. It can be pretty pricey if you have them on a daily or semi daily base. So why not make them at home ? Start off with a basic bagel recipe, and mini chocolate chips. Along with regular bread ingredients and you will have your own version of chocolate chip bagels.

Ingredients 

1 1/2 cups of water
2 {1/4 ounce} packages of yeast
1 1/2 ounce of sugar
1/2 ounce salt
1/2  cup of semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
2 quarts of water
1 egg
Directions 

1.Preheat oven at 350.  Mix yeast, sugar and warm water together and let stand for 3 mins. Mix 1-3/4 cups of flour with salt in a large bowl and add the yeast mixture.

2.Stir until combined and slowly mix in the rest of the flour and mini chocolate chips. Knead dough on a floured hard surface for 5 mins, adding additional flour if more is needed. Dough should be firm.

3.Place dough in a greased bowl and cover and let rise until double.

4.After dough has risen, punch down dough and divide dough into 12 balls. Allow dough to rest for 4 mins.

5.Then bring 2 quarts of water to boil , then with thumb , make a hole in each ball of dough and pull open about 2 inches, making a bagel shape.

6.Place the shaped dough onto a cookie sheet and cover for 10 mins.

7.On lower heat under water for it to be simmering. Drop 2 or 3 at a time into water for about 45 -50 seconds turning once each bagel. Drain and place on greased baking sheet.

8.Brush Tops with beaten egg white. And bake for 35 mins. Turning once for even browning.

9.Bagels done when they are golden brown and shiny.

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