Happy New Year from Mamiverse Food!
In addition to the New Years Baby, many little ones will be needing something soothing when those little pearly whites start coming in. So, for Baby New Year 2013 and all those tiny tots needing some teething relief here are some words of baking wisdom from Los Bagels Bakery.
RELIEF FOR TEETHING TYKES
“Forget the cream cheese, hold the Lox and whatever you do, don’t toast them! Right after we opened our doors, we realized that teething babies have an affinity for our bagels. After critically watching numerous babies working their gums on our bagels, we made a few sizing adjustments and the the teething bagel was born.
BITE-SIZE FOR BABY
These are small bagels, that we bake off and then freeze. Who would have thought a frozen bagel could provide such relief to the babies of Humboldt County. Shortly after we started making teething bagels we started receiving prescriptions from local physicians for them.
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We still have them available for free at both our stores. Or you can use the following recipe to make you own.”
Note from Mamiverse Food: Make sure baby is supervised at all times.
1¾ cups lukewarm water
½ TSP dry yeast
2 TSP salt
1½ TSP dry malt (sugar may be substituted)
4-5 cups high-gluten flour (bread flour may be substituted)
- Mix all ingredients except flour. Add flour and mix into a ball. Knead for 10-15 minutes, adding more flour if necessary. The dough should be stiff. Let dough rest 10 minutes, then out into 12 pieces with a sharp knife.
- Now roll each piece of dough on a table to form long cigar-like shapes. Then connect up the two ends by overlapping them about ¾” and rolling the ends together to connect the dough and make a ring shape. Make sure the joint is secure or it will come apart while boiling. Sometimes a bit of water on the two ends makes joining easier.
- Cover with a damp towel and let rise 1-1½ hours in a warm spot. In a large pot or kettle bring 1-2 gallons of water to a rolling boil. Place bagels in boiling water and boil until they float (approx. 15-30 seconds). Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. At this time, if you desire, top with poppy or sesame seeds, garlic, onion or salt.
- Bake at 500° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
This recipe first appeared in Los Bagels Recipes and Lore (Publisher: Los Bagels) .
Los Bagels is a multi-cultural bagel bakery and cafe with two locations in Arcata and Eureka, California. They’ve been serving up their boiled-then-baked bagels since 1984 and sell baked goods that reflect their blended Mexican-Jewish heritage.