Bagels

Homemade Bagels Recipe MomMadeMoments
  • Prep Time
    10min
  • Total Time
    1 hour
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    312

Bagels! One of the famous staple foods of New York and with very good reason; they are deliciously chewy (in a good way of course!) and the bagel filling can be adapted to suit all taste buds. My kids love bagels so they have also become a staple in our house too. We adults like to fill them with smoked salmon, onions, capers and cream cheese, or for a vegetarian option, green pesto, buffalo mozzarella cheese and roasted vegetables. My kids prefer something simpler like ham & cheese or cheese & tomato.

The recipe is simple but there is still something quite unique about these buns -possibly because the dough has to be boiled before baking. The reason for boiling the dough first is so the outside crust sets before it goes in the oven. I usually boil it for about 1 minute on each side. The longer you boil them the chewier the crust.

You can also add sea salt or sesame seeds on top before baking if the bagels are for lunch. If they are for breakfast, I recommend adding 1 tsp cinnamon powder to the dough for tasty cinnamon bagels.

Yield: 10 medium sized bagels

Ingredients

Directions

Step 1
Homemade Bagels Recipe MomMadeMoments

Mix water and yeast until no lumps remain

Step 2
Homemade Bagels Recipe MomMadeMoments

Add oil and sugar. Mix well.

Step 3
Homemade Bagels Recipe MomMadeMoments

Add the salt to the maida/flour. Add all the flour in one go to the water mixture.

Step 4
Homemade Bagels Recipe MomMadeMoments

Mix well for min 5-10 minutes until the dough has formed. The dough is quite dry and easy to work with. Cover it with cling film or a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for 30min.

Step 5
Homemade Bagels Recipe MomMadeMoments

After the dough has risen divide it into 10 equal pieces.

Step 6
Homemade Bagels Recipe MomMadeMoments

Make smooth buns out of the dough pieces and then make a hole in the middle with you thumbs.

Step 7
Homemade Bagels Recipe MomMadeMoments

Follow this pattern for every piece of dough

Step 8
Homemade Bagels Recipe MomMadeMoments

Leave to rest on the oven tray for 10-15min while you put the water to boil. Use a big pot with room for 3-4 bagels at a time. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius

Step 9
Homemade Bagels Recipe MomMadeMoments

Once the water is boiling, add the uncooked bagels to the water. Boil for a minute on each side. Dry excess water on a kitchen towel before transferring them back to the baking tray. Repeat with the remaining bagels. Remember that they swell in the water, so you need to leave them room to grow. NOTE: Make sure the water is boiling before adding the bagels. The bagels should float and not sink and the water temperature is a crucial step to success.

Step 10
Homemade Bagels Recipe MomMadeMoments

Leave the boiled bagels to cool for a few minutes before baking them. Bake them in the middle of the oven for 20-22min at 200 degrees Celcius.

Step 11
Homemade Bagels Recipe MomMadeMoments

Eat them straight from the oven or freeze in a freezer bag for up to 4 months. Defrost at room temperature for about 1 hour until soft. Toast to reheat them.

Step 12
Homemade Bagels Recipe MomMadeMoments

Enjoy with smoked salmon, onions, tabasco and cream cheese or your favourite cheese. Happy baking :-)

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