Spelt flour Bagels

Prep time 60 min | Servings 4 bagels | vegan

Bagels are cute, easy to transport and make the best sandwiches. You can eat them at whatever time of the day, wether it’s for breakfast or as a side kick to your salad, you will be satisfied.

How to make Bagels

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 150 ml warm water (+/- 30 ml more)
  • 250 g spelt flour
  • 1 tsp salt

Method

  1. In a small bowl, pour75 ml of the warm water, pour the sugar and yeast. Do not stir. Let it sit for 5 min and then stir it to mix it well
  2. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle and pour the yeast mixture
  3. Pour the rest of the warm water into the well. Mix and stir and add more water if needed. You want a firm and stiff dough.
  4. Brush a large bowl with oil and turn the dough to coat it. Cover the bowl with a damp dish towel or plastic foil.
  5. Let it rest and rise for 1 hour. Once it has doubled in size, punch the dough down and let it sit for another 10 min.
  6. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts. Shape each parts into a small ball and gently press it onto a plane surface.
  7. Coat a finger in flour and press in the middle of each dough ball to form a ring. Stretch each ring slightly more and place on a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Repeat the same step with each dough ball.
  8. Cover with a dam dish towel for another 10 and let it rest. Meanwhile pre-heat your oven to 220°C
  9. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Reduce the heat and lower the bagels into the water. I prefer doing one by one to be sure it doesn’t over cook. Once it appears to the surface let it sit there for 1 min, then flip it around and repeat the process until it comes back up and let it sit there for 1 min again. Repeat the process with the remaining bagels
  10. Transfer them onto a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake them for 20 min, until golden brown and enjoy!

Finishing Up

I find bagels so cute. They are common yet not so common. I feel like they are the perfect amount one would want to make a sandwich or as a change instead of bread for breakfast. Plus the best thing is, they don’t take a long time to make.

I really enjoy bagels with some butter or cream cheese and avocado, a pinch of salt to top it off and you’re ready to go.
Let me know what’s your favourite way to eat your bagels! Enjoy!
xxx Dharam

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