Homemade Bagels Recipe
This homemade bagels recipe makes fantastic bagels- and rivals anything that I can purchase at our local bagel shop!
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 cups of bread flour
  • 5 T white sugar, divided
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 2¼ tsp active dry yeast
  • white from one egg
  • cornmeal
  1. Dissolve the yeast, salt, and 2T sugar in the warm water, and allow to sit for a few minutes until frothy.
  2. Mix in the flour until incorporated, then turn out the dough and knead until silky and smooth.
  3. Return the dough to the bowl to rise for 1-2 hours in a warm spot.
  4. After the dough has completed its first rise, divide it into 8-9 pieces.
  5. Flatten the pieces into disks and then using your finger, poke a hole in the center.
  6. Place them on a floured surface, spacing them apart a bit, cover them with a kitchen towel and allow them to rise for an hour.
  7. To begin cooking the bagels, dissolve 3 tablespoons of sugar into a big pot of boiling water, and then place 4-5 bagels in the pot for just one minute, turning them over after 30 seconds.
  8. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the bagels from the water and place them on a kitchen towel to drain.
  9. Place the bagels on a cookie sheet that is liberally dusted with cornmeal, and brush the top of each bagel with an egg white wash (which is just an egg white in a bowl that has been beaten with a fork until frothy).
  10. Bake the bagels at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Recipe by MomOf6 at https://www.momof6.com/cooking-with-the-kids/cooking-with-kids-homemade-bagels/