You can absolutely have New York style bagels fresh, from your own oven. These Homemade Bagels are soft, chewy, and way better-than-store-bought. They're the perfect meal-prep option for an easy breakfast on-the-go.
Let’s get started!
Bread Flour | Sugar | Salt Water | Oil
Combine lukewarm water and yeast mixture with sugar, oil, flour, and salt and mix thoroughly.
Knead dough on floured surface until smooth and elastic (about 15 minutes).
Place kneaded dough in oiled bowls and cover with a damp cloth. Let it rise for about an hour in a warm, draft-free area.
Divide dough into 12 balls and let them rest for 10 minutes under a damp cloth.
Lightly oil your hands and use your thumbs to form the hole in the bagels. Once a bagel is shaped, place it back under the damp cloth while you finish the others.
Boil a pot of water with 1 TB sugar and place 2-3 bagels in the boiling water. Boil for about 1 minute on each side.
Drain the bagels once they are done boiling and place them on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Add desired toppings.
Place pan of bagels on the middle rack in the oven at 425 degrees with a large pan of water on the bottom rack. Cook until browned (about 15 minutes) and then flip.