Friday, February 11, 2011


I made bagels the other day and they were SO YUMMY!!!! I watched a video on how to make them, which helped me out. I hope this helps you make them.

I started out by putting the following in my bosch:

3 cups warm water
2 tbsp. yeast
1/3 cup sugar
3 cups flour (I used whole wheat)
4 tsp. salt

Then mix for a minute and add in 3-4 more cups of flour (My first batch, I used white, my second, I used wheat. I think I would do half wheat and half white next time. They turned out a little puffier, but the all whole wheat ones were good, too.)

Once your dough is pulling away from the sides of your bowl, that is a sign to stop adding flour.

Mix for 8 minutes.

Here's my dough after mixing:

Cover with a towel and let rise for 20 minutes. Here's what mine looked like:

Take your dough out. . .

And cut it into 16 balls of dough.

Next, you form the bagel. The trick is to make a ball out of the dough and then poke your fingers through the middle and stretch it out a little. You can kind of roll it a little, too.

Place them on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Put a towel over them and let rise for 20 more minutes. This is what mine looked like:

Once they have raised, bring a pot of water to boil, with 3 T of sugar in it. Put a bagel in (I fit 3 at a time in my pot, just depends on how big yours is) and boil it for 30 seconds on each side. I used a spatula to flip them over.

When they are done, place them on a kitchen towel to let the water drain off of them.

Put your bagels back onto the greased baking sheet. Mix together 1 egg white with just a little water (1-2 T) and brush it on the bagels. You may sprinkle any topping you like on it. I did some with poppyseeds, sesame seeds, and parmesean cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. The whole wheat ones, I just left plain. Here is a picture of a whole wheat bagel:

And, here are the other kinds I made:

They were sooooooooooooooo heavenly! Notice I said "were" . . . they didn't last long! I can never eat store bought bagels again.

Now, if you want a nice sweet whipped cream cheese to go with them. Just take a block of cream cheese, softened, and whip it with a little sugar (1 T) and water (2-3 T). Delicious!! I hope you try these, they will be so worth it!

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  1. These look delicious! I will definitely have to try them.
    PS Thanks for the tip on the rice flour!

  2. These look so delicious, Jaime! You never cease to amaze me :)

  3. Thanks! I can't wait to try them! BTW, thanks for sharing your expertise! You inspire me!

  4. Been SO excited to make these...and though I never dreamed of making bagels at home, I'm making them RIGHT NOW! And thinking of you fondly. Thanks, James! Love & miss you. xox

  5. I am so making these for Christmas Holiday! Cinnamon raisin!!! :)

  6. Hi! I have two questions: 1 - When you say Bosch, are you using a stand mixer or a bread maker? (When I make bread, I usually use the bread maker to mix/rise, and then bake in the oven) and 2 - what kind of yeast do you use? Would instant work? I have lots of those little packets. ;) Thanks mucho! (BTW... found this on Pinterest!)

  7. Katie, to answer your questions, I use my Bosch mixer, not bread maker, but, you might try making the dough in your bread maker and see how that turns out. And, I use the SAF instant yeast--so those little packets should be fine. Thanks so much for the questions!