I’m going to be making the bagels from the Bread Bible but wasn’t entire sure about the first step. If any of you have made them before can you clarify the following for me please?
Once the sponge is mixed the instructions ask for it to be covered with plastic wrap. Step 2 then asks that you mix the bulk of the flour with the yeast, malt etc and then pour it on top of the sponge without mixing.
So my question is this - do I let the sponge rest first for several hours? Or do I mix the sponge and then add the mixed ingredients in step 2, then let it rest (I think it was 1hr room temp, and then overnight in the fridge)?
Thank-you in advance!