Rainbow Bagels
Recipe type: Breakfast, Bread
Cuisine: Jewish
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Serves: 8
Rainbow Bagels! For the most magical start to your day ever.
  • 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
  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.
Recipe by What Jew Wanna Eat at https://whatjewwannaeat.com/rainbow-bagels/