Homemade Christmas Bagels

These Christmas Bagels - done up candy cane style - are fun to make and fun to eat! Perfect for Christmas morning or a holiday brunch.

YOU WILL NEED: All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar Active Dry Yeast Salt Gel Food Colouring

Following the linked recipe, make a batch of my basic bagel dough.

 Following the directions in the linked recipe, divide the dough out into 3 different sized pieces.     The largest piece will be dyed white, next largest will be dyed red, smallest will be dyed green.

One piece at a time, knead in some gel food coloring, until smooth, even, and intense colour is achieved.     You can do this by hand or in a stand mixer, just be sure to wash the surfaces between dough colours.

Place each in a separate, lightly greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap,  allow to rise for one hour, or until doubled in size.

Following the instructions in the linked recipe, divide the white dough, then flatten and stack all of the dough pieces.

Using a sharp knife, cut the stacked loaf of dough into 8 equal strips.

Twist a strip of dough to form a candy cane-like spiral, roll to form a smooth log. Secure the ends together, repeat with remaining strips of dough.

After another 30 minute rise, boil the bagels as directed. Drain and arrange on a lined baking sheet.

Bake as directed, then enjoy!