Creating bagels could not be easier. These are the Best Steam Bagels made using my Thermador steam oven function.
Place all dry ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and pour over warm water a little at a time. Mix with a dough hook on medium/low speed for 5 minutes. Remove the dough from the mixer (it should be a little tacky) and knead on the countertop for 3-4 minutes. Place the dough into a bowl and cover with cling wrap and rise for an hour or so until doubled in size. Roll out the dough into a log like shape. Cut the dough into 8 equal portions and roll into balls. Roll the individual dough balls into a bagel shape. Next, take your wet fingers and make a hole. Round it out until smooth.
Place on the bagels on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Turn your oven on to proof function. Add the bagles to the oven to prove and steam for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 20 minutes. Add sesame seeds to any of the bagels you like. Heat the other oven to 375 degrees. Cook the bagels for 18 - 20 minutes. You are looking for a crispy exterior.
Serve and enjoy!