Do you know what makes a great bagel? It’s boiling
A great bagel is boiled before it is baked, and after several revisions, I believe we have perfected a boiled bagel recipe.
I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and people there knew how to make bagels. Now I live in New Zealand. I have clean, green living and so far only chewy commercial bagels. I certainly can’t speak for every bagel here and if you happen to have found a good one, please let me know.
Our Boiled Bagel Recipe
- 1 1/3 cups cold water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons yeast
- 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
- 3.5 cups white flour
- 1/2 cups wheat flour
1. Mix water, salt, sugar, yeast in a large bowl and let sit for 10 min.
2. Add remaining ingredients. Mix until it forms a single dough ball
3. Knead dough for 10 minutes
4. Measure out 100 grams per bagel and form into rings
5. Place bagel rings on greased baking sheet. Let rise for 40-50 min.
6. Boil bagel rings one minute on each side
7. Place on wire rack to allow water to drip off (about 5 minutes)
8. Place boiled bagel on re-greased baking pan
9. Bake 20 minutes at 180C (350F) or until golden brown.
Want more recipes? Check out these cookbooks:
- Bagel Solutions: How to Bake Epic Gluten-Free Bagels
- The Best Bagels are Made at Home
- The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread