Sourdough Bagel Bialy

Sourdough Bagel Bialy

 Sourdough Bagel Bialy its like a bagel and bialy in one. 

1.5 C Put cold water in your mixing bowl. Use non sink water for best results. Mine loves the fridge door. 

1/4 C Sourdough starter add to the water. Generally as long as it floats it is ready. There are times it is ok if not. 

Stir together

4 C flour add into the mix and stir. I use a dutch wisk which we carry.

Switch to hands when its incorporated. Keep folding and kneeding for 15-15 min.

It should be wet. The hydration makes it really fluffy. If you are in a high altitude you may need to add more water. I am in the mountians. I start with a splash from a cup of water. I keep adding till its really gooey. I like to make it really wet. 

Next you cover with a damp towel for one hour. Leave in a no draft warm spot. 

In an hour kneed it again. If its super wet and liquid. Add some flour little pinches to soak some up. I only do this if theres liquid in the bowl not in the dough. 

Mix 2 tbsp of salt (I use french course) with a little water. Work into the dough. If you add too soon. It will get harder to fast. The salt pulls it together.

Now cover. I use a plate or pot lid. Leave on the counter for 8 - 12 hours. 

Pull it out in about 1/3-1/2 cup hand grabs. Roll it on a floured surface. Pinch and roll into t a fluffy ball. Place on a floured surface. When they are all done. Cover with a damp towel. Leave for 1-3 hours to rise. 

Heres the next options:

  1. When ready. Flour a tray and place on tray. 
  2. Brush with water and sprinkle topping. 
  3. Bake 425-450 for about 7-10 min when cooked not super hard or brown
  1. When ready. Flour tray and place on tray. Press into the middle of them with two fingers to make a indent. To make a bialy. Tradition is cooked or minced onion and some garlic.
  2. Add topping and brush with water
  1. When ready. Boil a pot of water. 
  2. Push a hole into the middle of the ball and spin. To make a bagel. 
  3. Leave on the tray for 30 min covered in presence of the warm stove. 
  4. Preheat oven 425-450
  5. Drop into boiling water for 45 seconds 
  6. Place on a grate or like wise
  7. Sprinkle topping
  8. Put onto a floured tray
  9. Bake 10 min give or take. You want them fluffy and cooked. Not brown.

Topping Ideas

Cheeses: Parm, Asiago or any hard like cheese grated
Cinnamon Sugar
Minced Onion
Everything Seasoning
Chocolate Chips
My cooking secret. Add a tray or pot of walter below. It stops burn and adds humidity to baking. 
You can use this to make mini bread loaves or bread. You would cook at 500 degrees. Covered for 30 min and uncovered for 30-40 min when cooking. Cut a slit or more in the bread or it will pop. 
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