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Cocoa & White Chocolate Bagels

Cocoa & White Chocolate Bagels

Bitter cocoa and white chocolate go together so well.

Ingredients: 4

Bread (strong) flour
250 g
Dry yeast
1 teaspoon
Salt
a scant 1 teaspoon
Sugar
1 tablespoon
Cocoa powder
4 tablespoons
Milk (low-fat milk is fine)
150 ml
White Chocolate
1 bar (45 g)

Steps

1. Cut the white chocolate into 1 cm cubes with a knife.
2. Combine the bread flour and cocoa powder in a bowl. Make a well in the center, add the dry yeast and sugar in the well and add the salt around the edge.
3. Add 1/2 of the milk in the well, and mix with the sugar and dry yeast. Then add the rest of the milk and mix altogether.
4. Knead until the dough becomes moist (about 10 minutes). Then add the white chocolate and knead for 5 minutes. Roll into a ball.
5. Divide the dough into 4 portions, roll into balls and let them rest for 10 minutes. (Cover with a wet kitchen towel to prevent from drying).
6. Deflate the dough and form into shapes.
7. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, using the oven's 'bread rising' function. (Cover with cling film to prevent drying out.)
8. Boil water in a pan, add 2 tablespoon of honey. Boil the dough for 30 seconds each side, and transfer to a sheet of parchment paper.
9. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 190℃ (preheated at 200℃), and they are done.
10. The cut cross section looks like this.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love bagels, so I tried to replicate bagels from a bagel chain store.