1.29.2013

Homemade Bagels. Yes, you can make them at home.


Who doesn't enjoy a good bagel from time to time? With this recipe, you will have a bakery quality bagel right from your kitchen. Bagels are one of those things that people don't normally think to make at home but I'm telling you, it's so gratifying and way healthier. 


Another cool thing about making your own bagels is the amount of things you can top them with. You can really play around with different flavors and texture. I sticked to basics and topped mine with sesame seeds, both black and white. 


I was looking for poppy seeds too but, unbelievably, I couldn't find them anywhere. What I did do for a change was to add honey, replacing the typical molasses on most bagel recipes. Honey gives them a nicer flavor, a mild sweet aftertaste which makes it perfect to enjoy them with sweet or savory things.



Ingredients:
(makes 10 bagels)

275g whole wheat flour
340g bread flour
345g water, 80F
35g sugar
30g honey
14g salt
5g instant dry yeast

Spray one sheet pan with vegetable oil and set aside. Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the hook attachment. Mix on low until all the ingredients are combined. Increase the speed to medium and mix for 8 to 10 minutes or until smooth. In a working surface, divide the dough into 100g pieces (you should have 10 pieces). Cover the pieces and let them rest for 15 minutes. Gently, roll each piece of dough into a 10 inch log. Now shape them into a circle, pinching the ends close. Place them in the prepared sheet pan, cover with plastic film and set aside to rest for 1 hour. After 1 hour, transfer them to the refrigerator for half an hour or up to 24 hours. This step is important because we are going to boil them and is better when they are cold. Preheat the oven to 450 F. Bring a wide pot of water to boil. Boil the bagels (in batches of 2) for 10 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the boiled bagels back into the sheet pan and sprinkle them with whatever toppings you like. Bake them in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden. 



27 comments:

  1. They look perfect, thank you for posing.

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  2. Absolutely perfects ! Can I have one ^o^ ?

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  3. hmm i adore bagels! i think i'll make thousands of them :P
    thank you my dear for one more incredible recipe!! beautiful photos :)
    have a nice day!
    xxxFiC.

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  4. waoouuuu luving the idea to make my own baggel bread.
    great thanks !

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    1. Very satisfying and cool! Thank you so much!

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  5. WAOOU luving the idea to make my own bagel bread.
    great thanks !

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  6. I'm a very bad cooker but I really want to try this!

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    1. Practice makes perfect!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I love making bagel. Like you said the choice of toppings is great. I have been wanting to make them with whole wheat so your recipe will sure come in handy. Thanks for sharing your perfect bagels!

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  8. My whole family loves bagels. I am so going to try this. Wish me luck in my endeavour. Thanks for sharing.
    Christa.

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  9. These bagels look so stunning, I love the irregular hand shape they have. I know what it feels to look for poppy seeds for hours, it's even worse here in France.
    Le Grumeau

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  10. Wow, these look amazing! Thanks for the recipe, will definitely be trying these very soon!

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  11. Wow finally I get the chance to experience a bagel. I've never eaten one before and I am curious about the taste for a long time now. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Hello, I like your bagel. Thank you for the receipe because i live in France and it's very difficulte to buy a bagel.
    Kiss ^^

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  13. Tried this out and they came out great, way better than the ones you can buy in stores. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank YOU very much for trying them out! I am so glad you liked them!

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  14. thanks for the recipe, I'll try it at home

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  15. Was eating a grocery store bagel today and was thinking that it wasn't the best I've had. Then I also wondered how hard it was to make bagels myself. Thankfully, I found your post and will hopefully try this out soon! Can't imagine anything better than a fresh bagel...

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