We love bagels,
homemade ones are even better.
Here is my recipe.
1 1/2 cups water
1T or (2 packages) yeast
1 t salt
31/2-4 cups flour
(for this I use half whole wheat and half white)
to boil the bagels before baking, 2 quarts water
In a bowl, mix yeast, agave, salt and 11/2 cup of warm water (if you can't keep your finger in the water, then your water is too hot and will kill the yeast)
Let mixture stand for a couple of minutes.
Then mix two cups of the flour.
Once all the flour is mixed in, knead for a few minutes.
Place dough back in the bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size, about one hour.
At this point I added 1c of dried blueberries to half of the dough, before shaping and boiling them.
Bring apprx 2 quarts of water to a boil.
Meanwhile, shape dough into 12 bagels.
Once the water comes to a boil, reduce heat and let the water simmer.
Drain each bagel and place on baking stone (use corn meal to prevent sticking) or an oiled baking sheet.