Lox and bagels can be enjoyed during Hanukkah with gluten free bagels.
In the past, bagels were only made using wheat flour.
However, things have changed and there's a variety of gluten free options these days.
Learning how to make gluten free lox and bagels is easier than most people think. And a homemade lox recipe or cured salmon is pretty simple to make for your lox and bagels.
Put the salmon fillet on plastic wrap and add the chopped dill on top of the salmon fillet.
Then add sugar & salt mixture to cover the entire salmon fillet.
Wrap fillet tightly with the plastic wrap and put on a plate. Then put in the refrigerator to cure for 12 to 18 hours.
When cured, unwrap the fillet and remove the sugar, salt, and dill. Rinse the salmon in cold water.
Dry the cured fish with good quality paper towels. Slice against the grain and make thin slices of lox.
Mix an equal part of sugar to salt.
I really like that he rinses off the salt and sugar.
That way you can end up with a less sweet & salty tasting lox and bagels recipe.
Wild caught salmon is a much healthier fish than using farmed salmon.
Lox is a raw fish dish and you definitely want to use the highest quality fish to get the most nutrition with the least amount of bad bacteria for your lox and bagels.
Mix all of the ingredients together until a dough forms.
Then place dough in a bowl and place in a warm area covered with a towel for 15 to 20 minutes - or until dough doubles in size.
Then knead the dough (just a little) and cut into equal sections before shaping into bagels (remember to poke a hole in the center).
Put them in a boiling pot of water for 2 to 4 minutes and then bake them (on a parchment paper lined baking tray) at 250 degrees C or 482 degrees F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Rising Agent Ingredients:
Stir together in a little bowl and cover with a towel. Leave in a warm place or cabinet for 15 to 20 minutes (or until yeast starts growing).
Add ingredients to mixing bowl and mix ingredients together to form a cauliflower batter.
Scoop enough batter into your hands to make a bagel and gently squeeze out the excess liquid.
Then shape into a bun-shape and poke a hole in the center to make it look like a bagel.
Place your bagels on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle and gently press on the spice combo mix.
Bake bagels at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes - until cooked thru and golden brown.
Let cool before slicing in half.
Mix spice combo and store in a mason jar.
Spice Combo Ingredients:
There are so many gluten free "bread" flour mixes that you will find at your local grocery store these days - to make your lox and bagels.
Gluten free flours can be a real aid to people who just can't deal with the complications and health problems associated with consuming gluten.