“Want to add a little pinch of healthy to an NYC style bagel? I hate the way whole wheat flour can become gritty in recipes, so I made up recipes that remove that grit and came out amazing. Give it a try!”
READY IN:
2hrs 5mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In ½ cup of the warm water, pour in the sugar and yeast. Let it sit for five minutes, and then stir the yeast and sugar mixture, until it all dissolves in the water.
  2. Mix flour and salt in a large bowl, Make a well in the middle and pour in the yeast and sugar mixture.
  3. Pour 1/3 cup of the remaining warm water into the well. Mix and stir in the rest of the water as needed. You need a moist and firm dough after you have mixed it.
  4. On a floured board or sheet, knead the dough for about 10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
  5. Lightly rub a large bowl with oil and turn the dough to coat. Cover the bowl. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until the dough has doubled in size. Punch the dough down, and let it rest for another 10 minutes.
  6. Carefully divide the dough into 8 pieces, Shape each piece into a round. Repeat.
  7. Coat a finger in flour, gently press your finger into the center of each dough ball to form a ring. Stretch the ring to and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Repeat the same step with the remaining bagels.
  8. After you finish shaping the dough rounds and placing them on the cookie sheet, cover and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Now, preheat your oven to 425ºF.
  9. Boil water and reduce heat. Add bagels and cook on each side 1-2 minutes. The longer they boil, the more chewy they will be.
  10. If you want to add toppings, do so as you take them out of the water. You will need to use an egg wash to get the toppings to stick before putting the bagels into the oven, and doing so gives them a beautiful browned shine when bare as well.
  11. Once bagels have boiled (and topped with your favorite toppings), transfer them onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  12. 12. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  13. 13. Cool on a wire rack.

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