A cozy bagels brunch

We just had brunch with our dear friend Suzie. And while it was pretty freaking cold out there (yeah, Canadian winters…), we were enjoying some homemade bagels with creme cheese, salmon, lettuce, cucumber, jam, honey and other goodies. Mmhh, so yummy!! 🙂1602_Bagels_02And for those of you who are jealous now:

This is what you need:

  • 3 cups (500 g) flour
  • 1 1/4 cup (300 ml) warm water
  • 3 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • seeds (poppy, sesame, caraway, pumpkin, sunflower, …)

This is what you do:

Put the flour in a bowl and make a well in the middle. Pour in the water, add the yeast and sugar and stir in a few table spoons of the flour. Cover this pre-dough with a dish towel and let it sit at a warm and cozy spot for at least half an hour. Add the oil and salt, knead everything together and let the dough sit again until it has risen considerably, another hour or so. Divide into 8 portions and form little balls. Poke a hole in the middle of each ball and widen it to a diameter of about 5 cm. Let these rings rest again, until their shape is more bagel-like (about half an hour). Bring ~2 l of salt water (~2 tsp salt) to a boil in a big pot and let the bagels simmer for 30 s on each side. Brush some egg yolk on each bagel, then sprinkle them with the seeds of your choice and bake them at 370°F (190°C) for 15-20 min. Enjoy!


  1. Angela

    From the other image I didn’t realize they were bagels. Homemade, no less!! Yes, we are jealous and look forward to trying your recipe. Guten appetit!:)

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