The famous rainbow bagel

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7 servings Prep: 45 mins, Cooking: 25 mins
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Introducing the extraordinary bagel!

By Food24 June 03 2016
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Ingredients (6)

Robertson's food colouring — gel
1 l water
1 tsp Robertson's bicarbonate of soda
1 eggs — beaten
sea salt
sesame seeds — black
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Divide the bread dough into 7 equal balls then colour each ball with a different colour, kneading well to evenly colour the dough (use gloves to avoid staining your hands).

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Divide each coloured dough ball into 8 equal pieces, then roll into long strips (about 20cm long).

Take one strip of each colour and place next to each other to form a rainbow.

Twist the strips together, then fold to meet the two ends and form a bagel, press the dough ends together to secure.

Cover with greased cling film, then leave to rise at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 180C.

Place the water into a pot and bring to the boil before adding the bicarbonate of soda.

Place the risen bagels into the water, one at a time and cook for 5 seconds on one side, then turn over and cook on the other side.

Remove from the water with a slotted spoon, then place onto a greased baking Tray.

Brush each bagel with egg wash.

Sprinkle the bagels with sea salt and black sesame seeds.

Bake for 25 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

Serve bagels with desired filling.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Zola Nene.

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