Homemade Bagels

Homemade Bagels Recipe

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Rhonda Wheeler


These are not hard to make. The dough is a little different than store bought but fresh and delicious.


★★★★★ 2 votes

1 Hr 20 Min
25 Min


  • 3/4 c
    plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 2 1/2 c
    flour or bread flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1
    egg, beaten

How to Make Homemade Bagels


  1. Mix all ingredients. Knead dough 5 minutes.
  2. Let rise in warm place about one hour.
  3. Punch down and knead for 5-10 minutes till smooth.
  4. Cut into 5 pieces-form a ball in each piece
  5. Make a hole in each using thunb and stretch till hole is 1 inch.
  6. Place bagels on greased cookie sheet and let rise covered with towel or plastic wrap and let rise 10 minutes.Make sure hole is still 1 inch.
  7. Boil 6 cups of waterand 2 tablespoons of honey and cook bagels 2 at a time in boiling water for 3 minutes turning once.
  8. Place bagels on greased cookie sheet,brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with favorite topping.(seseme seeds,caraway ect.)
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes

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About Homemade Bagels

Course/Dish: Other Breads

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