Chewy New York Style Bagels are even better when made with a sourdough starter. The discard adds depth of flavor and keeps the bagels fresh longer!
Mix the ingredients together except the last 1/2 cup of flour. After it has come together feel the dough. If it is sticky add the last 1/2 cup.
Knead the dough in the mixer. Shape it into a ball.
Place the bagel dough in a large bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rise until doubled.
Shape the bagels. There are pictures and a video of the two methods you can try when shaping bagels. Click to the post!
Let the bagels rest on a floured surface while you fill a pot with water and sugar and bring it to a boil.
Boil the bagels and add the toppings as soon as they are pulled out of the water. Bake them on parchment paper.