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Homemade Bagels
A straightforward homemade bagel recipe adapted to use ingredients you'd find in a regular family kitchen
Prep Time 2 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings
Bagels
Ingredients
For the Bagels
For the Kettle
Prep Time 2 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings
Bagels
Ingredients
For the Bagels
For the Kettle
Instructions
  1. Dissolve the sugar and molasses into the warm water in a mixing bowl and sprinkle the yeast atop the mixture, letting it sit for about 10 minutes until it starts to foam.
  2. Mix in the flour, egg and salt and knead until smooth and elastic before placing in a lightly oiled bowl, covering, and put it in your favorite rising spot until doubled (about an hour)
  3. Punch the dough down and cut into 9 equal portions, rolling each into a ball and spacing them several inches apart on a parchment lined (or lightly greased) baking sheet and allow to rise back up slightly (for about half an hour) while you bring your kettle ingredients to a rolling boil.
  4. Poke a hole in the center of each ball with your finger and swirl it around to widen the hole until it's 2 inches in diameter.
  5. Working in batches, boil each bagel for 2 minutes, turn, and boil for an additional minute on the other side.
  6. Bake in an oven preheated to 425f for 20-25 minutes and cool on rack
Recipe Notes

Adapted from King Arthur Flour

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