Easy homemade Bagels

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A nice and easy homemade Bagel recipe. 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.

Give them a try and let me know how you got on in the comments, or tag me on Instagram, I would love to see your creations.

Easy Homemade Bagels


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


    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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