My bagels rarely have holes in them. And that's ok with us because it just gives us more surface for spreads.
What You Need: – 1 tsp yeast – 1 1/4 cup warm water – 1/4 c margarine, softened – 2 tbsp white sugar – 1 egg yolk – 3 3/4 cup flour – 1 tsp salt
Add yeast and sugar to your bread machine pan, and add the warm water. Let it sit for a few minutes before adding anything else to give the yeast time to activate.
Add in the remaining ingredients. Saving the salt for last. Salt can kill your yeast leaving you with flat dough, and no one wants flat bagels when you can have fluffy bagels.
Set on a dough setting. I use the bread dough setting which is 23 minutes long.
Shape, rise, and bake.