Oh my goodness gracious. I am so thrilled with this recipe. I have been busting to try making my own bagels for such a long time that I was so excited to finally start creating and testing my recipe. I often buy Bagels from our local Farmers Market but they aren't the most budget friendly of foods so they are a treat in our household. Well not anymore! These are so easy and won't break the bank. Impress your friends and whip up a batch of these filled with cream cheese, rocket and some sliced smoked ham or salmon (or eat slightly warmed with lashings of butter like I do!) - Peta
No: Egg / Nuts
Contains: Gluten / Dairy
*Variations: Can make without Dairy
Preparation Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cooking Time 30 minutes
Makes 8 large or 12 small
Can be frozen
- milk - 320g, (*can use water or rice milk)
- yeast - 3 tsp, dried
- sugar - 1/2 Tbsp, this helps feed your yeast but can be omitted if preferred
- plain flour - 500g, or bakes flour
- salt - 1 tsp
- sesame seeds - to garnish, optional
- Place milk (320g), yeast (3 tsp) and sugar (1/2 Tbsp) into bowl.
- Set 4 minutes / 37C / Speed 2.
- Add flour (500g).
- Set Closed Lid / 6 minutes / Kneading Function.
- Whilst kneading, sprinkle in your salt (1 tsp) through the lid.
- Place dough into an oiled bowl and cover. Set aside for 45 minutes.
- Remove your risen dough from bowl, knocking the air bubbles out of it as you remove it.
- Divide your dough into 8 or 12 pieces.
- Roll one piece into a ball then flatten with the palm of your hand to form a disc shape.
- Using a small circle cutter (a small container, olive oil spray lid, biscuit cutter etc), cut out a circle from the middle of the dough to now resemble a bagel/doughnut shape. Place the leftover cut out circle into your next dough ball before rolling into a ball and repeating the same process.
- Repeat for all the remaining dough portions.
- Allow dough to rise for 30 minutes.
- Place a large saucepan of water on the stove and bring to the boil.
- Turn your oven on to 180C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
- Carefully place a bagel into the saucepan of boiling water.
- Cook for 2 minutes on the first side, gently flip it over, avoiding splashes, and cook the second side for 2 minutes. Place onto prepared tray and sprinkle with a few sesame seeds.
- Repeat for all bagels.
- Place tray into the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until baked through.
- Allow to cool before slicing and filling. We have filled ours with cream cheese, rocket and sliced ham.
Note: You can reduce the rising time by half if you are in a rush. The bagels will be slightly heavier but certainly delicious!