Rainbow Bagels

They’re here! Rainbow Bagels. AKA Gaygels?

Rainbow Bagels

How magical are these bagels?? Ordinary bagels are cool and all, but rainbow bagels brings it to another level. I’m not even sure you’re ready for this video. I bring you: the elusive double rainbow. Now available in bagel form.

I know. As I mentioned back when I made rainbow challah bread, I love rainbows. They are just so happy! Shavuot is coming up, a holiday where we celebrate receiving the ten commandments. Some people call this event the Rainbow Covenant because a rainbow appeared when Moses received them. Works for me! We also eat dairy on Shavuot in recognition of the Jews eating dairy as their first kosher meal. Well slather one of these puppies in cream cheese and call it a celebration! Let’s get started.

First, make your dough. Combine 1 cup warm water with the yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer and let sit for 10 minutes until it bubbles up and foams. Then add flour, oil, salt and remaining water to the mix. Mix on low with a dough hook for 5 minutes. Then knead by hand for another 2-3 minutes until you have a smooth dough. If dough is a little sticky, add a little flour.

Rainbow Bagels 1Then place the dough in a large bowl greased with oil and let rise in a warm place for 60 minutes until doubled in size. Divide dough into 6 portions and dye each one with food coloring. This will take a lot of work to get a uniform color but it’s worth it! Keep dough you aren’t using covered so it doesn’t dry out.

Rainbow Bagels

The roll out each ball and place in rainbow order (ROYGBIV! Minus the indigo.)

Rainbow Bagels

Twist together to make a psychedelic rainbow twisted glorious dough masterpiece.

Rainbow Bagels

Then divide your masterpiece into 8 pieces. Keep dough you aren’t using covered so it doesn’t dry out. Make a hole in the center of each ball and stretch to make the bagel hole. Set bagels aside and let rise for 10 minutes, covered.

Rainbow Bagels

Now time to boil and bake! Boiling your bagels gives it that crunchy outside and soft inside. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare a cooling rack. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and boil bagels 3-4 at a time for 30 seconds on each side. Let bagels dry on cooling rack. Then bake for 15 minutes on a parchment paper lined cooking sheet until golden.

Rainbow Bagels

Eat- they are especially awesome right out of the oven. Be prepared to have the most magical day ever!

Rainbow Bagels

The perfect snack before you ride off into the sunset on your unicorn.

Rainbow Bagels

Bring these into work, and instantly get promoted to the corner office. Money back guaranteed.

Rainbow Bagels

Prettyyyyy!

Rainbow Bagels

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Rainbow Bagels! For the most magical start to your day ever.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Bread
Cuisine: Jewish
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups warm water, divided (110 degrees)
  • 1 packet (2⅓ teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour, plus more if needed
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable or canola oil, plus more for greasing the bowl
  • Food coloring
Instructions
  1. First, make your dough. Combine 1 cup warm water with the yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer and let sit for 10 minutes until it bubbles up and foams.
  2. Then add flour, oil, salt and remaining water to the mix. Mix on low with a dough hook for 5 minutes. Then knead by hand for another 2-3 minutes until you have a smooth dough. If dough is a little sticky, add a little flour.
  3. Then place the dough in a large bowl greased with oil and let rise in a warm place for 60 minutes until doubled in size. Divide dough into 6 portions and dye each one with food coloring. This will take a lot of work to get a uniform color but it’s worth it! Keep dough you aren’t using covered so it doesn’t dry out.
  4. The roll out each ball and place in rainbow order (ROYGBIV! Minus the indigo.)
  5. Twist together to make a psychedelic rainbow twisted glorious dough masterpiece.
  6. Then divide your masterpiece into 8 pieces. Keep dough you aren’t using covered so it doesn’t dry out. Make a hole in the center of each ball and stretch to make the bagel hole. Set bagels aside and let rise for 10 minutes, covered.
  7. Now time to boil and bake! Boiling your bagels gives it that crunchy outside and soft inside. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare a cooling rack. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and boil bagels 3-4 at a time for 30 seconds on each side. Let bagels dry on cooling rack. Then bake for 15 minutes on a parchment paper lined cooking sheet until golden.

 

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