Activate the yeast by adding warm water to stand mixer and sprinkling yeast on top. Let activate, about 10 minutes until it is frothy.
Once yeast is activated, add malt barley syrup to stand mixer and then add flour and salt. Mix on low for about 2-3 minutes. The dough will be super stiff and a little dry - it's ok!
Add dough to lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
Use Misto to lightly oil a large bowl. Add dough to the bowl and turn it a couple of times to coat it. Cover with plastic wrap and and let double in size - 90 to 120 minutes.
Meanwhile, prep everything bagel topping in a wide shallow bowl and then prep the egg wash in another small bowl.
Line an extra large baking sheet with parchment paper or two small baking sheets with parchment paper.
Punch down dough and then separate dough in half. Half the halves, and half those halves until you have 8 even (or mostly) shaped balls.
Prep water bath by adding water into a large pot and add malt barley syrup, whisk to combine, heat on high until it comes to a boil.
Meanwhile, shape bagels by poking a hole through the center of the ball, and shape ball into a bagel shape. Make the hole a little extra large because the hole will shrink a little.
Lower the heat of the water bath to medium high and pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
Add bagel doughs to water bath a couple at a time (3) and boil for 1 minute and then flip and cook on other side for 1 minute.
Once bagels are done in water bath, return to parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with egg wash and then dip the top of the bagels in the everything bagel seasoning, or whatever seasonings you'd like - or leave plain!
Complete for all bagels and then bake in oven for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Check after 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool 20 minutes.
Enjoy!! Store in a plastic bag at room temperature for a couple of days, in fridge for up to a week, or freeze immediately for up to 3 months.