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Canadian Bagels

4 c Sifted flour;, up to 5
1 Tblspn yeast
2 ts Salt
1 1/2 c Hot tap water
1 Egg white
3 Tblsns cold water
Poppy or sesame seeds

Combine 4 cups of flour with yeast and salt. Mix until yeast is uniform throughout. Add 1.5 cups of hot water and need the dough for 5 minutes using the remaining 1 cup of flour (if necessary). Make into a large ball and let rise for 10 min. Separate the dough into 8 pieces and poke a small hole and begin to shape into a bagel. Let the bagels rise for 20 min. Fill a skillet with 1.5 to 2" of water and let the bagels simmer in the water for 7 min (you can also use a dutch oven for this). Transfer to a cookie sheet. Combine egg white and cold water and brush on bagels. Sprinkle poppy or sesame seeds. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 min at 375.