Bagels are suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and can be eaten sweet or savoury depending on the topping you choose. Wholemeal flour contains more fibre than white flour and makes you feel fuller for longer.
Preparation Time: 35 mins (+90 min)
Cooking Time: 20-35 mins
Total Time: 60 (+90) mins
Servings: 6-8 people
Portion: 6-8 bagels
7 g dry yeast
300 ml warm water
20 g brown sugar
220 g white bread flour
220 g wholemeal flour
6 g salt
2 L water
60 g honey
1. Using your hands, mix the yeast and brown sugar with half of the water. Let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Add the flour and the rest of the water. Knead into a firm and stiff dough.
3. Add the salt and knead for another 5 minutes.
4. Lightly brush a large bowl with oil, put in the dough and let it rise for 1-2 hours until it has doubled in size.
5. Divide the dough into 6-8 pieces depending on how big you want the bagels to be.
6. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
7. Form 6-8 perfect dough balls, coat your finger in flour and press into the centre of each dough ball to form a ring. Then stretch the ring.
8. Let the bagels rest under a damp towel for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, bring the water with honey to a boil.
9. Reduce the heat and let each bagel sit for 1-2 minutes per side. Put them on a baking tray and sprinkle with chosen seeds.
10. Bake for 20-25 minutes.