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Friday, June 11, 2010

These bagels bring the cows home!

Once again, I show my true colors with my late night recipe posts. I hope this is easier to understand than the previous one. I hope I don't give bagels a bad reputation as being an impossible feat! It really is an easy and rewarding thing to do!

My Killer Bagels

This recipe is so cheap because it does not use oil, egg, or milk. In buying all of the ingredients, I was able to make four to five batches of bagels. Although it has a few steps to it, it remains a quick and easy job. I did this effortlessly with all three kids awake.


1 1/3 - 1 1/4 c. warm water

1 tsp salt

3 Tbsp. sugar or honey

3 3/4 cups flour

(bread flour works well, but is not necessary)

1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
2 Tbsp.minced dry onion

2 tsp yeast

measure all ingredients (except cheese) into your handy Kitchen Aid mixer. attach dough hook and allow it to knead for 8 minutes.

A hand kneading process, or dough cycle on a bread machine works also.

Remove and shape dough into a round ball, then let it rest for 15 min. in bowl (with dishcloth to cover).

Cut into 8 even pieces.

Hand-squish each piece into a ball, and then poke thumbs through the center, making a bagel shape.
Let rise 1/2hr- 1 1/2 hours

(for rising, I WARM my oven and set bagels in, on a floured pan covered with a cloth.

If you can comfortably touch the sides of the oven (without burning your hand) it is warm enough for the rise. An oven that is too warm ruins your dough!

Remove when doubled in size.
Bring a large pot of water and 1 Tb. sugar to boil.

submerge each bagel in boiling water for 40 seconds- 2 minutes (it will fluff up).

remove with slotted spoon.

Top with cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees on a preheated baking stone if available

(if not, a prepared baking sheet would work),

You can preheat the baking pan by leaving it in the oven while the oven preheats.

When all bagels are boiled and topped with cheese. throw them on the hot stone real quick.

It should bake for about 15 minutes.

To see if the bagel is finished, tap on the bottom of them. They should sound hollow.

Also, The bottoms become a nice brown color thanks to the pre-heated stone.

Please speak up if this still does not add up!


  1. Holly, I'm so glad you came back to this. I wanted to try it and saw that it was cut off. I either tried to comment and it didn't work or got distracted in my own unorganized jumble, not sure which...but I'm printing this out and putting it in my "to try" section. Very excited. Thanks!

  2. this sounds amazing...i have been wanting to try my own and this just might be the recipe that pushes me to do it.

  3. Killer! The name says it all.... what a treat! Thank you! Tiff