Oh hello little misshapen rings of dough. You may not be the perfect shape but to me, you are perfect. I can see the bagel potential just oozing out of your precious whole wheat pores.
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 egg for egg wash
cheese slices (I used pepper jack)
Mix yeast, sugar, and water in a bowl and let bubble for 5 minutes. Stir in salt and flour with a fork until it starts to form into a ball. Flour hands and knead dough on floured surface for 5 minutes. Place it in a greased bowl in a warm place, covered for an hour. Divide dough into six balls and place under dishtowel for another 30 minutes. Form into rings and place rings in boiling water for 4 minutes, two minutes on each side. Once mostly dry, cover in egg wash and add toppings. Bake in 415 degree oven for 25 minutes.