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Homemade Bagel Recipe


Bagel Dough


  • 1 1/2 small bags yeast (11 gms or .4 oz.)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 375 grams unbleached flour this is about 3 cups, but best to measure with a scale.
  • 25 grams Malt Flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Put dry yeast into hot water with a pinch of sugar and leave until it forms min 1" of foam.
  • Mix flour with salt, malt flour, 1/2 tsp sugar and olive oil into the mixer and add the yeast solution.
  • Mix well and then split into 8 equal portions and form a ball with each.
  • Cover and refrigerate for about 18-24 hours and then let sit on the countertop for 2-3 hours to rise further before using.

Making Bagels

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil
  • Add any fillings like dried onion, garlic, sesame seeds, etc. to your bagel dough and incorporate it into the dough by kneading the dough.
  • Form it back into a ball and smooth out the dough as best you can. the smoother the dough, the smoother the bagel.
  • Once in a ball, use your thumb to poke a hole and make it a pronounced hole.
  • Place bagel into boiling water for 2 minutes.
  • Take out and top with any toppings and then place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before using and slicing.
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