Bagels Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings5
Main Ingredient


 Sugar1 Teaspoon
 Lukewarm water2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Active dry yeast1 Teaspoon
 Flour2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Oil1 Tablespoon
 Egg yolk1
 Caraway seeds1 Teaspoon
 Poppy seeds1 Teaspoon
 Coarse salt1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 270 Calories from Fat 52

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 79.3 mg

Sodium 736.1 mg30.7%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15.1%

Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9.2%

Sugars 1.3 g

Protein 8 g16.6%

Vitamin A 1.9% Vitamin C 0.37%

Calcium 4.1% Iron 18.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Dissolve sugar in water and sprinkle yeast on top.
Leave till frothy.
Sift flour and salt into a large bowl.
Add egg, oil and yeast mixture.
Mix to a soft dough.
Knead till smooth and glossy.
Leave to rise till doubled in size.
Punch down dough and knead till smooth.
Divide into 10 equal portions and roll into sausage shapes about 7 inches long.
Wrap sausage shapes around to make rings and pinch ends together to seal.
Smooth joins by rocking dough on floured surface.
Arrange on a baking sheet, cover with oiled plastic wrap and leave to rise till almost doubled in bulk.
Preheat oven to 425°.
Poach bagels, in batches, in boiling water for 2 minutes, turning them once.
Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and arrange on a floured baking sheet.
When all the bagels are ready, brush them with egg yolk.
Sprinkle some with caraway seeds, some with poppy seeds and some with coarse salt.
Bake for about 15 minutes till crisp and golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack.