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Freezing Bagel dough

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bobku

Freezing Bagel dough

Does anyone know if I can freeze Bagel dough that is shaped and ready to go into boiling water. Can i just thaw them out then boil or do they need to rise again. Can this be done at all without greatly affecting the taste. I want to end up with frozen bagels that I can just thaw boil and bake

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alconnell

I have done this successfully many times.  I sometimes don't even thaw them all the way and it has worked for me.  I usually make a batch of 12 and freeze half since there are only 3 of us.

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bobku

How long does it usually take to thaw?

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alconnell

I honestly haven't paid attention.  I just get up, take out the bagels, make coffee and read the paper, get things ready for breakfast, and make them!  You can probably boil them after 45-60 min. I would guess. I'll pay more attention next time.