Last weekend I made a batch of 10 homemade wheat bagels and I'll tell you right now, this recipe is a keeper. It's easy, fairly quick (total time of about 3 hours) and the finished product is so, so good.
I adapted a recipe from Serious Eats to make a somewhat healthier version with a mix of wheat and white flour. You can check out the original here or follow my version here.
Happy weekend, sweets!
- 2 cups white bread flour
- 1 1/2 cup wheat flour
- 2 1/2 tsp. instant dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cup hot water
- Mix all of the dry ingredients (only 2 tablespoons of the white sugar) in a mixing bowl with the paddle attachment to combine.
- Switch to the dough hook, and slowly add hot water with the mixer on low.
- Continue mixing with the mixer on a medium setting until dough becomes shiny and stretchy without breaking, about 1 - 2 min.
- Spray large bowl with cooking spray (or grease however you choose) and transfer the dough to this bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and put a kitchen towel over that, then let the dough sit for 1 hour to rise.
- After 1 hour, fill the biggest pot you have with water, add the other 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar and bring to a boil.
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Lightly flour a large working space, put the dough on it and punch out all of the air. Split the dough into 10 even portions.
- Roll one portion into a rope shape, about 7-8" long, wrap it around your hand and pinch the ends together to make a bagel shape.
- Put your first bagel back on the table and cover with a large portion of plastic wrap. Make the rest of the portions into bagel shapes, keeping them all under the plastic wrap to rise for another 10 minutes.
- The pot of water should be boiling now, if so, use a slotted spoot to transfer 1 or 2 bagels into the water. Let them boil for 30 sec - 1 minute on each side, then transfer to a clean kitchen towel. If you want a fluffier bagel, boil it less. If you want a chewier bagel, boil it more.
- After all of the bagels are boiled, dry them off with your towel, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes. Flip the bagels, and bake for 10 minutes more, and enjoy your fresh-baked breakfast!
|Bagels baked and ready for eatin'!|