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Milk Tea Bagel

Milk Tea Bagel

A milk tea bagel full of earl grey tea aroma.
Great with cream cheese too but milk jam works well too.

Ingredients: 5 bagels

For the batter:
Strong (bread) flour
300 g
Sugar
25 g
Tea bags
2 tea bags (4 g)
Milk
180 ml
Salt
3 g
Dry yeast
3 g
For kettle boiling:
Water
1000 ml
Honey or sugar
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. In a microwave safe bowl, add the tea leaves (taken out of the bags) and milk. Microwave until at about body temperature.
2. Pour all the batter ingredients and the milk tea mixture into the bread maker. Start with the dough making process, which should last about 15 minutes.
3. Take out the dough, divide into 5 pieces (about 100 g per piece) and roll them up. Cover with a dampened paper towel and let rest for 10 minutes.
4. Place the seam faced up and spread it out into a circle of about 12 cm in diameter.
5. Fold it in to about the middle and press down lightly around the rim.
6. Roll it up away from your body, and fold in lightly from the rim.
7. Roll it out with your hands, and push down the one end once it's about 18 cm long.
8. Create a circle, and tightly close the ends by wrapping one end with the other.
9. Let it rise for about 20 minutes. Prepare the kettle boiling in the meantime. Add all the ingredients in a frying pan and let it boil.
10. Once the rising is done, start the preheating at 210℃. Put the dough into the frying pan from Step 9 and boil 30 seconds for each side.
11. Once boiled, place the bagels on a plate lined with paper towel and let them drain a little.
12. Place them on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes at 200℃ and it's done!
13. It's best to eat by itself fresh out of the oven.
14. Crispy yet chewy, very delicious.

Story Behind this Recipe

I just wanted to make bagels using earl grey tea.