Homemade Bagels

Homemade Bagels

There is not much better than a homemade bagel fresh out of the oven.  I couldn’t believe how good these were. They tasted so fresh and chewy! This is actually the third time I’ve made homemade bagels. For the first batch, I wasn’t a big fan of the recipe I used. For the second batch I used the recipe I’m sharing with you today, but I didn’t add enough flour so the bagels were very flat. They tasted great, but they looked kind of funny. So I decided to make a third batch and perfect my technique. Mike wasn’t complaining about this at all – he loved eating all the bagel rejects! These ones turned out great – soft, chewy, and with that unmistakable bagel flavor. Plus, now that I’ve had so much practice, the process of making these isn’t intimidating at all! If you like homemade bread (who doesn’t??), give these a try. And if for some reason they don’t turn out right the first time, they’re definitely worth the extra effort of trying again!

Ingredients

  • Bagel Dough:
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 4 - 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) warm water
  • Water Bath
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
Read the whole recipe on What Megan's Making