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
- 1 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 150 ml warm water (+/- 30 ml more)
- 250 g spelt flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 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
- Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle and pour the yeast mixture
- 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.
- Brush a large bowl with oil and turn the dough to coat it. Cover the bowl with a damp dish towel or plastic foil.
- 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.
- Divide the dough into 4 equal parts. Shape each parts into a small ball and gently press it onto a plane surface.
- 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.
- Cover with a dam dish towel for another 10 and let it rest. Meanwhile pre-heat your oven to 220°C
- 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
- Transfer them onto a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake them for 20 min, until golden brown and enjoy!
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!