Friday, May 7, 2010

Homemade Bagels

Homemade Bagels by Ng @ What's for Dinner?I only make bagels about once a year and I'm not really sure why I don't make them more often. I guess it could be the added step of boiling. It is a shame because making your own bagels is fun and when using my stand-by 'Shawn Dough' recipe easy too.

Homemade Bagels
make 4 large or 6 med sized bagels
3 cups of flour (1 cup can be whole wheat)
1 beaten egg + water to make a cup
1 tsp yeast
1/8 tsp salt

Into to bread machine on the dough setting. When using whole wheat sometime you will need to add a bit more water (1 tsp- 1 Tbs) just take look and add more if its dry.
Make the dough by hand, mix, kneed and rise.
(If you don't know how to than maybe start off with my Step-by-Step Pizza Dough)
Homemade Bagels by Ng @ What's for Dinner?
4 Steps to Shaping the Bagels
After the dough has doubled in size it is time to shape.
1. Roll the dough into 4 or 6 equal balls. Let rest for 10 min.
2. Using the back of a wooden spoon or your thumb made a whole in the center of each ball.
3. Spin the balls around your fingers to make the whole bigger.
4. Flatten the balls with the back of your hand, so they look like bagels.
*Note you may need to repeat step 3 and 4 a few times to get the right size.

Homemade Bagels by Ng @ What's for Dinner?Give the bagels a bath in boiling salted water. I do 1 min on each side.
Some people add baking soda or other crazy things to the water to get "New York Bagels".
Homemade Bagels by Ng @ What's for Dinner?Drain the bagels on a cookie sheet and top while still wet.
I made onion, poppyseed and sunflower wasabi.
Homemade Bagels by Ng @ What's for Dinner?Once the bagels are dry, bake in a preheated oven (400f) on a cookie sheet for 30 min or until the bagels are brown.


  1. Amazing! How did you make the wasabi topping?

  2. These look good. I've never tried making bagels. Might get ambitious soon...thanks

  3. I used sesame seed coved with wasabi from a store here.

    As for bagels being ambitious, I would say the the lady who makes the worlds best homemade pizza could do it. You could even use you pizza dough, just skip to shaping.


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