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homemade bagels

Easy and Mess-Free Homemade Bagels

Adina Elena Vladulescu
This homemade bagels recipe is the proof that we can easily make deliciously chewy bagels in your own kitchen with only a few staple ingredients and baking tools! Today you'll be tackling any fears of yeast and bread baking you might have and I'll be guiding you through the process. Everything will be happening inside a large bowl so you won't have to clean up the entire kitchen after. Let's start!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Resting Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Bread, Breakfast
Servings 6 large bagels

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp instant yeast dissolved in 1/2 cup of warm water
  • Warm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey for the water bath
  • 1 egg for the egg wash

Instructions
 

  • Place the flour in a large bowl. Mix in the salt. Make a hole in the middle and begin to add the oil and the yeast mix inside. Using a spoon, slowly start mixing.
  • Gradually incorporate more warm water until a soft ball is formed. Keep kneading the dough for a few minutes. You can add more flour if the dough is too sticky.
  • Cover the bowl with a clean towel and let the dough rise for 60-90 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Punch the dough down and then divide into 6-8 sections. Shape each section into a bagel by rolling the dough into a ball and piercing a hole in the middle.
  • Make the water bath by mixing water with the honey. Boiling the bagels will give them their beautiful shine. Bagels must cook for 1 minute on each side. Once boiled, transfer on a baking sheet.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the bagels with the egg wash. Add you favorite toppings (sesame, poppy seeds, salt, cheese, etc.)
  • Bake for 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. You want the bagels to get a dark golden brown color. Remove the bagels from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 20 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

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