How to make Easy Homemade Bagels

Yummy Homemade Bagels that put Shop bought to shame! Try my simple recipe for easy to make, delicious chewy Bagels.

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Bath Time!

I always enjoy making bagels, poking holes, spinning them around my finger, giving them a bath…no seriously! For that perfect fat, shiny, chewy bagel you need to pop them in Honey bath. They puff up like marshmallows, its fun to watch! Just follow the recipe below and watch the quick 15 second video.

Bagel History

Bagels first got their Start in Poland back in the 14th Century. German Immigrants had brought with them a feast day bread named Pretzel. The Pretzel soon morphed from a twisted shape into a round bread with a hole in the middle, which became known as a ‘Obwarzanek’. They gained popularity when the then Queen, Queen Jadwiga of Poland, opted to eat Obwarzanek during Lent, favouring it in place of the more richly flavoured breads and pastries she enjoyed through out the year. This act gave the bread prominence and from there the chewy bread, spread to tables all over the world, becoming what we know now as the Bagel (from the German dialect word Beugel, meaning ‘ring’ or ‘bracelet’)

How to make Easy Homemade Bagels

(As always the full detailed recipe and video can be found at the end of the post on the recipe card)

Ingredients

Warm water

Sachet of Quick action yeast

White bread flour

Granulated Sugar

Salt

For Honey bath

Water

Honey

For Egg wash

Egg

Water

To Sprinkle

Sea salt

Cracked black pepper

Sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Put all the dough ingredients in a bowl. Mix until a shaggy dough forms.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, shape into a ball.
  • Place in a lined or oiled bowl or a proving bowl. Cover and set aside for 90 minutes to rise…or until doubled in size.
  • After rise, punch the dough to release any air bubbles.
  • Cut the dough into 8 equal parts, shape into balls and poke holes in the middle of each ( see video below)Set aside while you ready the honey bath
  • In a large pan place 2 litres of water , stir in the honey, bring to the boil. Then drop 2- 4 bagels in at a time( make sure their not touching) cook for 1 minute on each side.
  • The Bagels should now look fat and puffy. Place them on a lined baking tray.
  • Make the egg wash by mixing the egg and water together. Brush over each bagel.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt, black pepper & sesame seeds.
  • Pop in the oven for 20 minutes, turn the trays after 10 minutes for an even, golden bake

Bagel Serving Suggestions

Besides being a quick-and-easy breakfast, these portable puffy wheels are a convenient snack for lunch on the go! Have a look at these delicious serving suggestions to elevate your Bagel!

  • Keep It Simple, Toast and Butter!
  • The Classic-Smear with Cream Cheese
  • Jam and Peanut Butter
  • Smear with Cream Cheese and sprinkle with Cinnamon Sugar
  • Serve with fresh Salmon
  • Cream Cheese and Fresh Berries
  • Turn it into a Bagel Pizza! Spread with Tomato puree, sprinkle some grated cheese and grill

What You’ll need for this Recipe

Mixing Bowl

Digital Kitchen Scales

Proving Bowl

Looking for more Bread Recipes?

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Soft Salted Pretzels

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Easy Homemade Bagels

Ingredients

350ml of warm water

1 x 7g sachet of Quick action yeast

520 g of white bread flour

1 heaped tbsp of granulated sugar

2 tsp of salt

For Honey bath

2 litres of water

60g of Honey

For Egg wash

1 Egg

1 tbsp of water

To sprinkle

Sea salt

Cracked black pepper

Sesame seeds

    Instructions

    Put all the dough ingredients in a bowl. Mix until a shaggy dough forms.

    Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, shape into a ball.

    Place in a lined or oiled bowl or a proving bowl. Cover and set aside for 90 minutes to rise…or until doubled in size.

    After rise, punch the dough to release any air bubbles.

    Cut the dough into 8 equal parts, shape into balls and poke holes in the middle of each ( see video)

    Set aside while you ready the honey bath.

    In a large pan place 2 litres of water , stir in the honey, bring to the boil. Then drop 2- 4 bagels in at a time( as long as their not touching) cook for 1 minute on each side.

    The Bagels should now look fat and puffy. Place them on a lined baking tray.

    Make the egg wash by mixing the egg and water together. Brush over each bagel.

    Sprinkle with sea salt, black pepper & sesame seeds.

    Pop in the oven for 20 minutes, turn the trays after 10 minutes for an even, golden bake

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