Sunday, April 18, 2010

Carbs, Oh Wonderful Carbs!

I made bagels for the first time last night.  I don't know why on a Saturday night that sounded like a good thing, but it did.  I used this recipe from my internet friend Tabitha, and boy did they turn out good!  I don't think there are any left from that batch!  And I am pretty sure this is a good skill to have because I really don't think I am going to be finding any Jewish delis in Honduras, or Costa Rica for that matter.

So here it is:

The Bagel Recipe
Mix together:
1 tsp yeast
1 1/4 cup warm milk or water (110-115 degrees)

1/4 c. softened butter
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg yolk

3 3/4 cup flour (enough flour for soft dough)

Knead 8-10 minutes. Rise until double (or so)
Make 12 balls. Thumb in center. Place on floured surface. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
In large saucepan, boil water. Drop bagels, one at a time, into boiling water. When bagels float to surface, remove with slotted soon and place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.

Bake 400 degrees 20 minutes  or until golden brown.

This seems like a great starting recipe.  I am already concocting other options.  Whole wheat raisin cinnamon, poppy seed and garlic, veggie bagels with veggie cream cheese, cheesy garlic...oh the endless possibilities!


  1. sounds simple enough and they look delicious! I will have to try this sometime!

  2. Boiled dough... Yumm!

  3. they look really good and delicious! I love bread baking and now that I've gotten the hang of it have been on the search for bagel recipes. I'll definitely have to try these.

  4. Yes boiled dough Sarah!

    Erin, welcome! Yes, I was surprised how easy it actually was! Not much more work than regular bread!

  5. yum! I'll have to try this one once we are settled in a home! Let me know how the other concoctions turn out when you try!! :)

  6. I think I might try these this weekend. Sounds like a perfect Saturday project. between packing boxes of course.

  7. Thank you for posting this! I really want to try them. My kids love cinnamon raisin bagels, so I would also do a little experimenting.

  8. Oh, I really want to try this recipe since I LOVE bagels and they're one of the things I miss most about not being in the States! I'm not sure how I will measure the milk temperature, but hopefully guessing will be good enough! Did you find poppy seeds in Costa Rica?! Sesame seeds are easy to get where we are, but I've never seen the poppy seeds... Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Hey Nicole! I actually have switched to water, I could never get the milk right! Also, I don't know about poppy seeds, I did have them in the states and brought some with me, so I haven't looked here, but I have seen sesame seeds. Try them! They are great!!


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