Homemade Everything Bagels
Ken and myself love bagels anytime!! Amber is a big fan with cream cheese and smoked salmon. My favorite ones of all are Homemade Everything Bagels. Warm out of the oven, there is nothing better!! I love the salty, flavorful topping. Wow, just thinking of these again has my mouth watering!!
Bagels are traditionally a Jewish bread that is shaped into a ring. They are first boiled and then baked. This is not hard to do but quite simple really. They have been around for hundreds of years! Join in the bagel craze and make some yourself. You don’t have to travel to New York to get a great bagel, although they are pretty darn fabulous there! You will become a master at them in no time.
Ken has made bagels a few times using the same recipe from Epicurious. It is a great bagel recipe and we love to try different things with this fabulous standard bagel. Ken has made Sundried Tomato Asiago Bagels and also Homemade Truffle Salt Bagels. As I speak for Ken but I know I am right, they are not difficult to make. Just need some forward thinking and planning that is all.
Have you ever had a really good bagel? I don’t mean grocery store bagels but ones that are made right. They should be firm, dense, but yet spongy with a chewy texture and the flavor should take you to another place. This is what I am talking about with this bagel. Put some love into them like Ken does and you will so be rewarded!!
Look at how stunning this bagel is!! Slightly misshapen but that gives it that homemade artisanal look. I personally want to reach through and grab one again. I will have to get Ken on making me some very soon. Oh, how I love these bagels!
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. instant yeast
- 1½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. lukewarm water (about 95F or 35C)
- 3½ cups unbleached flour
- 2-2½ Tbsp. sundried tomatoes, chopped
- ⅓ cup Asiago, grated
- Poaching Liquid
- 2-3 quarts of water
- 1½ Tbsp. honey
- 1 Tbsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
- 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds (you can buy these already toasted)
- 1/2 Tbsp. dried onion flakes
- 1 Tbsp. dried garlic flakes or 1/2 Tbsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 Tbsp. Kosher salt, or to taste
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- Egg Wash, one egg with with 1 tsp. water
- Go to Epicurious for their bagel recipe for the instructions on how to make the bagels.
- Mix the topping together and just before baking, egg wash the bagels and sprinkle on the topping generously.
- Again follow the instructions at Epicurious.