Home made Bagels

1 cup warm water
½ package (½ tablespoon) dry active yeast
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
Some flour for kneading
Some cornmeal
for bagel bottoms

  1. Add 1 cup of warm water
  2. Add half a package of yeast or about half a tablespoon
  3. Stir that
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of molasses
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of light corn syrup
  6. Give that a quick mix
  7. Add 2 cups of bread flour (shift it)
  8. Add 1 teaspoon of salt
  9. Mix this around until we get a nice ball that we can work with on the table
  10. Using a little bit of flour on the table
  11. Leave some to the sides so that you can always add more when the dough gets a little too sticky to work with
  12. Knead it for about at least 6–7 minutes
  13. Keep folding it over until it getting a little dry
  14. That it’s ready to go is if you pinch the dough, and it’s got the same feeling as your earlobe
  15. Put it back into the bowl and let this rise (place this in the oven. What i did in the oven was i boiled pot of water, and that should create enough heat for this to, to rise. And plus, it adds the, just the right amount of moisture to it)
  16. After the dough it’s about double the size (about 40 minutes) punch it down
  17. Cut this into 4 sections
  18. Roll these into little balls
  19. Rise a second time for about 25 minutes
  20. Punch little holes
  21. Prepare a medium-size pot of boiling water
  22. Add a tablespoon of sugar
  23. Stir it around
  24. While we have this boiling, i’m also going to pre-heat our oven to 400 degrees
  25. Boil the bagel for about 1 minute each side
  26. Put boiled bangel to the baking pan
  27. Sprinkle some cornmeal on on the top
  28. Flip them over
  29. Bake this for 25 minutes at 400 degrees
  30. After 25 minutes pull these out of the oven then let this cool off

For those who lobe bagels… this is for you


Herbed Bagel Chips
Bagels (day old preferred)
1 cup extra virgin olive oil (add more if required)
2 teaspoons herbs de Provence
½ teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
Any additional herbs of preference (optional)

Directions (to make bagel chips):

  1. Use two bagels we made earlier
  2. Use a bread knife make thin slices about a quarter of an inch thick
  3. Make oil to brush on top
  4. Add 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  5. Add 2 teaspoons of herbs de provence
  6. Add ½ teaspoon of ground pepper
  7. Add 1 teaspoon of salt
  8. Add ½ teaspoon of dried basil leaves
  9. Mix that all together
  10. With the pastry brush lightly coat both sides
  11. Put into the baking pan
  12. Put this in our oven at 400 fahrenheit for 1–2 minutes, flip them over and put it in there for another 1–2 minutes
  13. Ready to serve

The recipe itself tastes very delicious! I wonder, when this bagels will get baked, it will smell so sweet and wonderful. I am crazy for cheese layer which you mentioned that we can add, I guess increases the softness in the cafe. Too much mouth-watering one! Also, I like vanilla and orange/ lemon flavour, but as this is something new, gonna surely try for it.