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Passover Bagels

(by Marian Leah Knapp)

1/2 c. oil

1 c. water

2 T. sugar

1/4 t. salt

1 1/2 c. matzo meal

4 extra large eggs

margarine or butter for greasing pan

Bring oil, water, sugar, and salt to boil.

Lower heat and add matzo meal, mixing well.

Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Grease a cookie sheet with margarine or butter.

Drop batter by heaping tablespoons on cookie sheet.

With finger dipped in cold water, make a dent in the middle of each bagel.

Set aside for 15 minutes.

Bake for 40 – 45 minutes.

Turn off oven, leaving door slightly ajar, and leave bagels for 5 minutes more.

Remove from oven and continue to cook on a rack.

Makes 9 or 10.

(Read A Safe Distance, the story that accompanies this recipe.)