Sunday, June 20, 2010

Homemade Bagels

I made bagels for the first time and they turned out really well! Here is the recipe:

4 cups of bread flour
1 T sugar
1 1/2 t salt
1 T oil
2 t yeast
1 1/4-1 1/2 cups warm water

Mix all ingredients together. Knead the dough for 10 minutes or until it isn't sticky. All the flour should be mixed in (add more water if necessary). Cut the dough into 8 pieces.
making bagelsLet the dough rest for 10-20 minutes. Make each piece of dough into a rope and pinch the ends together to make a bagel shape.
Rest the dough for 20 minutes. In the meantime, boil a large pot of water and preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Boil the bagels (as many as will fit in the pot, you don't have to just do one at a time) in the water for 1 minute, then turn them over and boil for another minute. Remove them from the water and onto the baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes on each side, for a total of 20 minutes.
how to make homemade bagelsServe and enjoy! Healthier than store-bought as they have no preservatives. Eat them in a few days or freeze them.


  1. Wow I am really impressed! I am definitely going to have to try them.

  2. did you try making them yet? I bet yours looked a lot better than mine! I have made them 3x at this point and I'm finally getting the hang of shaping them...


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