Saturday, August 14, 2010

Egg Bagels

Divide dough into 8 equal pieces and shape into balls. Let rest 5 minutes.

Poke a hole in the center of dough ball and stretch out from the center making a bagel shape.

Boil bagels for 1 minute on each side.

Boiled bagels ready for the oven.

Bagels are easy to make and of course cheap to make.  I have been trying different recipes lately.  I want to make and freeze bagels for the school week to cut down on DISHES and WORK in the morning.  Does anyone else out there run their dishwasher more than once a day? 

Egg Bagels
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1-1/2 T. sugar
  • 2 t. yeast
  • 3-1/3 cups flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 T. oil
  • 2 t. salt
  • 3 T. sugar for boiling water

In the bowl of a stand mixer combine warm water and sugar. Sprinkle yeast over water and let proof for 5 minutes. Once yeast is proofed, add flour, egg, oil and salt.  Knead with dough hook for 5 minutes.  Once dough is kneaded, shape into a ball and place in an oiled bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled, 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Once the dough has doubled, punch down and divide into eight pieces. Shape each piece into a smooth ball, pulling the dough down and under (does that make sense?). Let dough balls rest 5 minutes. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray. To shape your bagels, poke your thumb threw the middle of the dough ball and stretch the bagel out from the center forming a bagel shape.  Place bagels on cookie sheet. Cover and let rise until just about doubled, probably 30 to 45 minutes.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 3 tablespoons sugar. Once water is boiling, gently pick up bagel from greased cookie sheet, trying not to deflate the bagel, and slide carefully into boiling water. Boil 1 minute, flip, boil 1 minute more.  Remove from boiling water to cookie rack (with a towel underneath) and and let drain.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Once all bagels have been boiled, return them to the greased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.

This post is linked up with Meatless Monday.


  1. I love, love, love homemade bagels. The kids love it when I do it. They are so unusual. Yours turned out just gorgeous!

  2. I cant wait to try this recipe! Thank you.
    And yes, most days I run my dishwasher more than once...but then there are some days I dont run it at just depends. Multiple loads in 1 day usually means Ive been canning or cooking several dinners in advance to freeze.



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