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Updated: Apr 17

I love love love bagels! And so does everyone. They’re actually super easy to make at home and it’s a fun party trick for guests. You can do it all in one morning, just get up a little earlier than your guests, have a breakfast cocktail and enjoy the silence. 


1 ½ TB yeast 

2 cups warm water 

1 TB honey (you could also use sugar, I just love honey) 

Whisk together and let sit for about 10 minutes while the yeast activates. It will get good and foamy. 

Once it activates add: 

4 cups bread flour (you CAN sub all purpose flour, but if you have the time, just grab bread flour) 

2 tsp salt

Mix together until it forms into a dough. Keep about ½ cup of flour on hand, you might need it if the dough is too wet. With good strong movements, knead your dough 5 minutes until it is smooth and cohesive. If it’s too wet at any point, add more flour. 

Weigh your dough out and divide it by 10 (if you want bigger bagels do less, if you want super mini bagels do more). Divide the dough into the 10 portions by weight. Roll each ball into a log and then seal the log at both end points, so you have a circle.

Let the circles rest for 30 minutes. This is also the point where you can cover them and let them hang out in the fridge overnight. 

While the dough is resting preheat your oven to 450 and get a large pot boiling with 1 TB molasses and 1 TB honey. Then get your toppings ready. My suggested toppings are listed below. 

Once the pot is boiling drop 3-5 bagels in at a time (don’t over crowd them, so if your pot is small stick to 3). Boil for 2 minutes, flip them and boil another 2. 

If you have a cooling rack, put the bagels on it so they drip dry. This is when you coat them in your House Everything Spice or your Cinnamon Sugar. 

Coat the bagels in their seasoning. 

Once they are all coated, place them on a lined baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes. They will become a nice golden brown. 

If you don’t eat them all at once, store leftovers in the freezer. 

House Everything Spice: 

I call it “house” because you should put into your everything spice blend your favorite things. These are the favorite things in my house (which consists of me and two large pitties) 

1 cup white sesame seeds

1 cup black sesame seeds

2 TB dried rosemary

2 TB dried thyme

2 TB onion powder 

1 TB black pepper 

2 tsp chili flakes 

2 tsp salt 

Toss all together and put it in a bowl so you can roll your bagels in it 

Cinnamon Sugar: 

2 TB cinnamon 

2 cups brown sugar 

Toss all together and put it in a bowl so you can roll your bagels in it 

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