Bagels are a popular baked good that are typically enjoyed at breakfast. They can be made in a variety of
flavors, including onion, blueberry and cinnamon. While bagels can be purchased from a variety of grocery stores,
bakeries and restaurants, many people enjoy making their own. Bagel makers make it easy to make your own bagels at
home. There are a variety of recipes that can be used with bagel machines to create delicious bagels. Once the
bagels have finished baking and are cool, they can be topped with various items including cream cheese, fruit,
peanut butter and butter. Leaqrning how to make bagels will save you money and allow you to make the recipes you
like best in your own home.
Bagel Recipe Ingredients
- 1 1/2 C water
- ½ Oz. Salt
- Large mixing bowl
- 1 Egg white
- 2 packages yeast
- 2 qt. boiled water
- 3 1/2 cups bread flour
- 1 1/2 oz. sugar
- Baking Sheet
- Bread maker
Step 1: Combine all of the dry ingredient into the mix bowl and stir together. You may also run them through a
sifter to help make the bagel dough smoother and prevent lumps.
Step 2: Pour the ingredients in the bread maker pan and set the time on the bagel machine. Most machines
will have a timer labels with a number that corresponds to the type of baked good you want to make. If you are
unsure which setting to use, consult your bagel maker or bread machine manual.
Step 3: Allow the bagel machine to prepare the dough. The amount of time required may vary, some machines are
capable of preparing the dough in a few minutes and others may take up to an hour. Check your user manual to
determine how long the bagel maker should be left on. Some machines have automatic timers and will shut off when
the dough is finished.
Step 4: Lightly flour a table or countertop to prepare it for the dough. This will prevent the dough from
sticking the counter. You may also want to flour your hands to prevent them from sticking to the dough as you are
Step 5: Remove the dough from the pan and place it on the counter top. Use your hands to knead the dough by
pressing and pulling on the dough. Flip it over from time to time to make sure you are kneading all areas of the
Step 6: Cut the dough into six to nine equal pieces. If you want a larger quantity of small bagels, cut the
dough into more pieces. If you want a smaller quantity of large bagels, cut it into larger sections.
Step 7. Roll each section of dough into equal size balls. Flatten them out onto the table or countertop and use
your finger to press a hole in the center of each piece. Gently lift up on the sides of the bagel to press the
holes all the way through. Dispose of the dough holes or save them to bake separately.
Step 8: Cover the cut bagels with a clean towel or paper towels and allow them to rest for ten minutes. During
this time the dough will continue to rise and make the familiar bagel shape.
Step 9: Place a pot of water on the stovetop and turn it on high to boil it. While the water is boiling, prepare
the baking sheet by sprinkling it with cornmeal. Place the bagels in the boiling water slowly. If you are using a
large pot of water, you can boil several at a time.
Step 10: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Remove the bagels from the boiling water and place them on the baking
sheet. Space the bagels on the sheet evenly so they do not touch each other as they bake. Glaze the bagels with the
egg white. This will give them a shiny exterior when they are finished. If you want to add toppings such as onions
or cinnamon to your bagels, sprinkle them on top of the glaze.
Step 11: Place the bagels in the oven for twenty to twenty-five minutes or until golden brown. Remove the bagels
from the over and place them on a cooling rack. Allow them to cool completely.
Step 12. Cut the bagels in half if desired. Use a bread knife to make the cutting easier and give the bagels a
uniform shape. Store the bagels in a sealed plastic bag or container to keep them fresh. Add your favorite topping
and serve. Bagels can also be frozen, thawed and served as desired.