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Lean bagels

Lean Bagel Ingredients

  1. Pure water (still) 1 cup
  2. Yeast (pressed) 30 grams
  3. Sugar 1 tablespoon
  4. Salt 1 pinch
  5. Sunflower oil (refined) 1/2 cup
  6. Wheat flour 3 cups (may require a little more)
  7. Jam or jam (thick, not liquid) 1 cup
  • Main ingredients
  • Serving 4-6
  • World Cuisine


Deep plate, knife, rolling pin, tablespoon, cup, heat-resistant baking sheet, serving dish, kitchen oven mitts.

Preparation of lean bagels:

Step 1: Knead the dough.

It starts the same way as with a regular yeast dough. Heat the water a little and, pouring it into a cup, dilute the yeast by adding salt and granulated sugar to them. And immediately, without waiting especially, until they come to life and brew, take up the preparation of the test itself. Pour wheat flour into a deep bowl, but not all at once, but half. This is one of the main secrets of preparing such a test, all the ingredients must be mixed gradually, pouring and pouring them in portions and certainly chopping with a knife, and not mixing with a spatula or hands. Pour diluted yeast and butter into a plate with flour in small doses, and pour the remaining flour slowly. And, as I said, kneading dough occurs with a knife. As a result, you should get a homogeneous, viscous and non-sticky mass.

Step 2: Form the Lenten Bagels.

Lay the resulting dough on a clean and dry tabletop and carefully roll it out, turning it into a flat, round layer, no more than 5-7 mm. With a knife, starting from the center, make cuts, dividing the entire mass into triangles. Put a little jam on the edge of each of the resulting workpieces and wrap the dough inside, press with your fingers so that the filling does not leak out, and tighten the bagel to the end. The ends of the product can be bent as desired. As you can see, it is very simple to form such baked goods, primarily because the dough does not stick, so you can safely call the kids to help you with cooking.

Step 3: Bake the lean bagels.

Be sure to preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with vegetable oil or cover it with baking paper. Put wrapped bagels with a margin of free space between each other, otherwise they will simply stick together. Place the baking sheet with the raw dough in the oven and bake until cooked, that is, until the bagels are covered with a delicious ruddy-golden crust.

Step 4: Serve the Lenten Bagels.

When the lean bagels are ready, take them out of the oven and transfer to a large flat dish. Do not rush, it is better to wait until they cool. At this time, make yourself fragrant tea. That’s all, I think everyone knows what to do with ready-made pastries further.
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- You can use marmalade and chocolate as a filling, and to make the baking even sweeter, sprinkle it with grated nuts or sugar.

- Some housewives recommend adding a little brandy or tincture to the pastries to make it softer.

- You can not chop the dough with a knife during the kneading, but just knead it with your hands, but as a result you will not get the effect of puff pastry, but ordinary yeast lean bagels will come out.