Making your own everything bagels at home is much easier than you think. There's nothing beats a fresh bagel from the oven, toasted and covered in butter for breakfast.
If you're looking to experiment with yeast baking, I recommend you try making bagels. These everything bagels are chewy in the middle but with that crispy outer layer sprinkled heavily with that overly addicting everything bagel seasoning. From the first rise to taking them from the oven only takes about two hours which is doable for a fantastic weekend breakfast. Making your own bagels will give you lots of satisfaction, with friends and family asking for more after they taste them.
Everything bagels are of course topped with everything seasoning. It's a combination of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion and salt and don't be surprised if you have all of these ingredients in your pantry right now. Make sure the dried garlic is minced though and not powdered, and I prefer sea salt rather than regular table salt. You can even make these ham and cheese croissants and top them with the seed!
Ingredients needed to make everything bagels
- Flour- Bread flour is best as it'll provide better gluten.
- Water- Warm water must be used.
- Yeast- Dried .
- Brown sugar.
- Baking soda.
- Everything bagel seasoning- easily made at home but even easier to pick up a jar at the store.
FAQ's about making homemade bagels
Best fillings for bagels? Toasted with butter is always a favorite, though I really like smoked salmon, cream cheese, red onions a nd capers for a special treat. Egg, sausage or bacon are also really good fillings.
How long do bagels last? To enjoy a bagel at its best, I recommend eating it on the day it was made. You can seal them in a ziplock bag and toast the next day, but you might not get that crunch the way it was when fresh baked.
Why do my seeds fall of the bagels? There is a small window when the bagel comes out of the boiling water and the surface becomes tacky. This is the best time to gently press them into the seeds and most of them should stick well.