I got totally impatient and didn't let the dough rise long enough, but they were oh so good!
Here is the recipe I used:
Whole Wheat Bagels
1 cup and 2 Tbsp warm water
1 Package active dry yeast
2 1/2 tsp sugar
Combine in the bowl of a mixer until yeast dissolves.
1 Tbsp melted butter
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 3/4 tsp salt
1 cup whole wheat flour (could use bread flour for white bagels)
Gradually stir in 2-3 cups bread flour.
Knead by hand or with dough hook until dough is smooth and elastic. Let rise, covered, for 20 minutes. Punch dough down and divide into 8 pieces. Roll and form into bagel shape. Let rise, covered, for 15 minutes, until puffy.
Preheat oven to 425 F.
4 quarts water
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Drop 4 rings at a time into the boiling water . Turn bagel over after it surfaces for an additional minute. Place on an ungreased baking sheet coated with cornmeal. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning after 15 minutes.
You can obviously change the recipe to what you like, cinnamon raisin, onion, garlic, sesame seed. I can't wait to try something new!