Bagels

I would simply have to say that there is nothing better than a homemade bagel. After working at my first bakery and realizing how easyyyyy they were, the phone started ringing. My cousin Dani was the first to order 4 dozens! She wanted to sliced, freeze, and have them ready to toast which equals fresh bagels every morning!

 Mini bagels, each weights 35 grams.

Mini bagels, each weights 35 grams.

There are four steps to the recipe: the sponge, the dough, boiling and baking. You might have gone back and re-read the phrase. Boiling? What the $%&*@#. So, yes, we boil the bagels to give that glaze, shine that it has and makes it stand out of any other bread. I boil the bagels on boiling water and honey. Some people use boiling water and baking soda. I would recommend that you go out there, make bagels one way, then try the other and decide what you like more. 


 

Bagels

Makes: 20 mini- 10 big 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ingredients:
  • Sponge:
  • 110 gr water
  • 18 gr dried active yeast
  • 30 gr sugar
  • Dough
  • 1000 gr all-purpose flour
  • 30 gr salt
  • 150 gr butter
  • 130 gr sugar
  • 400 gr water
  • Seeds: poppy, sesame everthing
  • Water bath
  • 500 gr water
  • 30 gr honey
 

Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. SpongeIn a small bowl mix the yeast, sugar and water. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook, mix the flour, salt, sugar, and butter. Add the sponge and mix until you get a smooth and well integrated dough, 5 minutes approximately. Pre-shape, cover and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Flour the surface, divide dough into 35gr for mini bagels and 100gr for regular bagels. Prepare a sheet pan by lining it with parchment paper or a silicone mat, shape each piece into a loose ball by rolling it on a clean, dry work surface with a cupped hand. Cover the pan with a cloth and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Bring the water to a boil, add the honey and bring it back to boil. Bath each bagel for 10 seconds, scoop it out, draining the water. Sprinkles the desire seeds and place in the oven.
  6. Cook for 20-30 minutes.

**Make Ahead: Once cooked the bagels could be frozen for up to 3 months. Slice them in half and freeze them.