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Bagel Recipe

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Bagels are believed to have originated in Poland in the 17th century. They were brought to the United States by Polish immigrants in the 19th century, and they quickly became a popular food. Bagels are now enjoyed all over the world.

Bagel Recipe

Course: BreakfastDifficulty: Medium


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Bagels are a delicious and versatile bread that is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They are made with a simple dough that is boiled before baking, which gives them their unique chewy texture. Bagels can be topped with a variety of toppings, such as cream cheese, lox, or peanut butter and jelly.


  • 1 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)

  • 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

  • In a large bowl, combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes, or until the yeast is foamy.
  • Stir in the vegetable oil, salt, and 2 cups of the flour. Stir until the dough comes together.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5-7 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  • Punch down the dough and divide it into 12 equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece of dough into a 6-inch circle.
  • Place the bagels on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Carefully lower the bagels into the boiling water, one at a time. Boil for 1 minute per side, or until the bagels are puffed and cooked through.
  • Remove the bagels from the boiling water and drain on paper towels.
  • Bake the bagels for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let the bagels cool on a wire rack before serving.

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  • For a chewier bagel, boil the bagels for an additional minute per side.
  • You can also top the bagels with a variety of other toppings, such as Nutella, avocado, or cheese.
  • To make the bagels ahead of time, prepare the bagels as directed and then freeze them. When you are ready to bake, thaw the bagels overnight in the refrigerator and then bake them according to the directions.
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