Bagel Recipe – Traditional New York Bagel homemade – easy and fast

5 from 8 votes
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Recipe ingredients

Bagelteig

  • 330 ml whole milk 3,5% (warm)
  • 50 g margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower) (soft)
  • 14 g instant yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 660 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs

Zusätzlich

  • 2 tbsp sugar (for the cooking water)
  • 1 egg white (for brushing the surface of the bagel)
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Best bagel recipe for bagels or the little round bread rolls with a hole. I first saw them in America and was immediately on the lookout for a really good bagel recipe. I had my first bagel right in New York, the perceived bagel capital in the US. The taste and texture doesn’t really resemble our bread buns, but that’s what intrigued me. They are slightly sweeter and much less puffy, yet much fluffier on the outside than a bread roll. The search for the best recipe to make bagels myself began and now I can present you my bagel recipe.

Instructions for my homemade bagels recipe

Mix the ingredients for the yeast dough until a nice dough is formed. Then coat the dough with flour and let it rise in a warm place for an hour.

Now roll the dough into a roll and divide it into 12 pieces. It is best to form light balls and pierce each one through the center with a wooden stick and spin the bagel. Alternatively, use round cookie cutters to shape into desired from.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees (top/bottom heat) or 180 degrees (convection oven) and line a baking tray with baking paper. Bring 4 liters of water with 2 tablespoons of sugar to a boil in a large pot. I halve the amount of sugar water and then like to use my wok pan for this.

Now add 3-4 bagels to the water and cook for about 2 minutes per side. Then drain with a slotted spoon on a wire rack and let rest a bit more on the baking sheet. Brush bagels with egg white and dip or sprinkle with sesame seeds or sunflower seeds if desired.

Now place in oven for about 20-25 minutes until desired brownness is achieved. The egg white can make the bagel look a little lighter and keep in mind that you may want to freeze the bagel and bake it again. Let it cool down and enjoy it lukewarm.

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Bagel recipe – bake delicious American bagel

5 from 8 votes
Simple instructions to bake your own bagel, fresh for breakfast or lunch topped differently. Always fresh and chewy with a smooth surface and of course with the traditional hole.
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Waiting Time 4 minutes
Baking time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 34 minutes
Course Breads & Brioches, Breakfast
Cuisine American, German
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 249 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer
  • 1 cooking pot large (large wok pan is also good)
  • 1 brush
  • 1 wire rack
  • 1 cookie cutter round
  • 1 baking tray
  • 1 slotted spoon

Ingredients
 

Bagelteig

  • 330 ml whole milk 3,5% (warm)
  • 50 g margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower) (soft)
  • 14 g instant yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 660 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs

Zusätzlich

  • 2 tbsp sugar (for the cooking water)
  • 1 egg white (for brushing the surface of the bagel)

Instructions
 

  • Bagel dough Mix or knead ingredients until a nice dough is formed.
    330 ml (1 ⅓ cups) whole milk 3,5%
    50 g (1.70 oz) margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower)
    14 g (5 tsp) instant yeast
    660 g (5 ¼ cups) all-purpose flour
    1 ½ tsp salt
    2 eggs
    1 tsp sugar
  • Coat dough with flour and let rise in a warm place for an hour.Start 60 minutes timer here
  • Roll the dough into a roll and divide it into 12 pieces. Pierce the center with a wooden stick and spin the bagel. Alternatively, use cookie cutters to shape the bagel to the desired shape.
  • Preheat oven to 200 °C or 180 °C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Bring 4 liters of water to a boil with 2 tablespoons of sugar. I halve the amount and use my wok pan for this.
    2 tbsp sugar
  • Now place 3-4 bagels in the water and cook for about 2 minutes per side. Then drain them with a slotted spoon on a wire rack and let them rest for a while on the baking tray. Start 2 minutes timer here
  • Brush bagels with egg white and dip or sprinkle with sesame seeds or sunflower seeds, if desired.
    1 egg white
  • Bagels now for about 20-25 minutes in the oven, until the desired brownness is achieved. The egg white can make the bagel look a little lighter and you should keep in mind that you will freeze the bagel if desired and bake it up again. Start 20 minutes timer here
  • Let bagel cool and enjoy best still lukewarm. My favorite options for topping the bagel are lox, cream cheese, cold cuts such as cheese or ham, just butter or delicious jam or chocolate cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 92mgPotassium: 98mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 150IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 3mg
Keyword bagels, bread, bread rolls, breakfast, Easter, yeast bread
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American bagels are part of a traditional American breakfast for me. They go well with sweet fried donuts, but also with Bacon & Eggs. Originally, bagels come from the European-Jewish area and have become a classic from the USA. Now I wish you a lot of fun with my bagel recipe and look forward to your bagel creations and breakfast ideas.

Nutrition Facts
Bagel recipe - bake delicious American bagel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 92mg4%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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