Put ingredients marked ◎in a bowl, and mix together. Add the grated carrot and knead the dough on a work surface for about 15 minutes.
Divide the dough into 4 portions and shape into balls. Cover with plastic wrap,or a moistened kitchen towel,and let rest for 15 minutes.
Roll the balls into 15 cm x 7 cm ovals, then roll the dough up lengthwise. Now flatten about 3 cm of the right side of the roll.
Merge this flattened side with the left side and make the donut shape.
Cover bagels with a moistened kitchen towel again and let them prove for 25 minutes at 30°C.
Boil plenty of water in a pot and then turn the heat down low. Dissolve the honey in the boiling water. Gently place bagels in the water and cook for 1 minute on both sides.
Scoop them out with a skimmer and transfer to a baking tray. Put in preheated 200°C oven as soon as possible. Turn down to 190°C and bake 20 minutes.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is for my friend who loves bread, but hates carrots. It has got plenty of carrots but without a strong carrot taste or smell. About 160 kcal per bagel.
・ Please adjust grated carrot amount depending on the moisture content. ・ Add lemon juice to prevent the ascorbinase, found in carrots, from breaking down vitamin C. ・ I recommend making bagel sandwiches as they have such a cute colour. The top picture is a bagel sandwich with kinpira.