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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bagels Recipe | Step by step pictures

Bagels Recipe
Bagel is a very popular recipe in USA.  They look similar to doughnuts and is prepared using all purpose flour / maida. Sesame seeds, onions and poppy seeds are used as toppings. The interior of bagels will be chewy and the exterior will be crispy. Adapted the recipe from The Bread Bible book . Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Bagels Recipe.

Preparation Time: 1.5 hour
Cook Time: 25 mins
Yields: 5 Bagels
Bagels Recipe

Unbleached All Purpose Flour | Maida 1.5 Cups
Salt 1 tsp
Brown sugar1 tsp
Rapid rise dry yeast 7 gms
Luke warm water 1/2 Cup
Honey 1 tbsp
Egg white or Milk As needed
Sesame seeds For Garnishing

  • Sift All purpose flour in a bowl. Take yeast, salt and brown sugar in a big bowl. Add luke warm water and stir it. Add all purpose flour slowly and prepare a soft dough.  
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  • Knead on a floured surface. Place the dough in greased bowl. Cover it with damp cloth or plastic wrap for about 1 hour till the dough doubles.
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  • Transfer dough to floured surface and punch down. Knead for a min and divide into 5 equal pieces.Shape into balls and rest it for 5 minutes. Gently flatten the balls and make a hole in centre with your thumb. Place on the floured surface. Cove it with plastic wrap and rest for 20 mins.
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  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Boil 4 Cups of water and honey in a large pan. When water boils, simmer and add bagels 2 or 3 at a time. Don't over crowd the bagels. Cook for 2 mins and using a spatula turn over and cook for 30 seconds. Remove and drain on paper towel.
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  • Grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper. Place the bagels on the baking sheet, Brush egg white on top of the bagels and sprinkle sesame seeds. Bake for 20-25 mins till bagels turn golden colour. Transfer it to cooling rack.


  1. I just love bagels and these are awesome, that sprinkling of sesame seeds baked to perfection.

  2. I am yet to try or taste these,but with your recipe n pics I am really tempted.You have explained so well.Loved that basket too:)

  3. Bagels look delicious, nicely done.

  4. bagels look delicious,beautifully presented step wise pics,will help making these goodies really easy,yummy recipe :-)

  5. Lovely bagels dear, my kids are great fans for bagels... looks awesome...
    Ongoing event: WTML event sep 2013 @Priyas Virundhu

  6. Perfectly done Nithya :-) they look delicious

  7. Looks awesome & perfect.. Lovely ones dear !


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