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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Baking Bagels

Today's inspiration comes from this website.  I watched a Food Network show where I learned how bagels were made.  I had no idea that bagels were first boiled before baked, so I thought I would give it a shot.  It turns out that fresh bagels are really good!

  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water

  1. Mix and knead the dough well.  
  2. Cut into 8 equal pieces.  
  3. Let rise for 10-20 minutes.  
  4. Roll up the dough pieces into snakes and connect the ends to create the bagel look.
  5. Let sit for 20 minutes.
  6. Boil water and cook each side for 1 minute.
  7. Place the bagels on a lightly-greased cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes on each side (flip once).  I pulled the bagels out about 3 minutes early because they looked like they were done... and they were. =)


  1. Thanks for the recipes! Wow. You are so professional. Thats fun that you have a blog! Yeah!

  2. This website is fantastic! I am friends with Cali and got it from her website. One question...when you boil the bagels you mention boiling each side for 1 min. Are you boiling them in a shallow pan? I was imagining a pot at first.

  3. I should've followed your link before trying this recipe since you forgot the yeast. I guess we were just going with unleavened bagels.