Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bagels-A Guest Post

So excited to have my friend, Kelsey, guest post for us today.  She is a great friend!  So talented in the kitchen.

Hey all! I'm really happy to be guest posting on such an awesome blog! It's a privelage and these girls thoroughly rock. I've brought with me a delicious homemade bagel recipe that I hope you try and enjoy. I always hear how intimidating bread recipes are to some people, but this one couldn't be easier. Trust me when I say this...I'm a ditzy blonde girl with the attention span of a sparrow, and if I can do it you certainly can too. At our house we eat a lot of homemade dishes, so when I found this recipe on Tasty Kitchen.  I got pretty excited. It was love at first bite and I was forced to decide never to search for another bagel recipe again. But besides the easy factor and the tastiness, there really is nothing like the satisfaction of making a whole meal from scratch, especially the part where you know exactly what's going into your family's bodies. Even though bagels aren't exactly super food, it's still better than buying processed stuff from the store.

⅔ cups Warm Water
½ Tablespoons Sugar
1-½ teaspoon Yeas
t2 cups All-purpose Flour
½ Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
¾ teaspoons Salt 

In the bottom of your mixer bowl, combine the water, sugar, and yeast and let the yeast develop for about 5 minutes. Add in flour, vegetable oil, and salt and mix with a dough hook (or by hand) until the dough is elastic and tough. You may need to add in a bit of extra water, but do it little by little. Let the dough sit and rise in a warm place for 20-30 minutes.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead. Cut into 6 equal pieces. Roll each individual piece into a “snake” long enough to wrap around your palm. Dip each end of the dough in water and press together in your palm, forming a circle. Place the formed bagels on a floured board and allow to rise another 20-30 minutes.

Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a heavy-bottomed pot. When the water is gently boiling, place 2-3 bagels into the water for 1 minute and then flip to boil on the other side for another minute. Remove the bagels, place them on paper towels to take off excess moisture, then place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining bagels. Bake in the oven on 425ºF for 18 minutes, turning them over after 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Note: Substitute 1/2 cup wheat flour and 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour for a wheat variation.

There you have it! We like to eat our bagels with original cream cheese, ham, cheese, and chicken...all dipped in ranch for dinner. Y-U-M. Try them out and you'll be happy you did!
Hope you enjoy, see you!


  1. Yummm... I always wondered how bagels were made. I knew it had something to do with boiling them in water. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Is it difficult to add in extras?

    1. I've never added anything else. Now i'm wanting to experiment and try adding blueberries. I will let you know what the end result is. Did you try to add anything?


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