Delicious Water Bagel Recipe

I haven’t posted a recipe in awhile.

So I thought I’d post my yummy Water Bagel Recipe I got from my sister Sherri. I made them the other day and they are so delicious!

Serves 8

1 Pkg Dry Yeast
1 Cup warm Water
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1-1/2 Teaspoons Salt
2-3/4 Cup Flour
2 Quarts Water

For flavor you can add other ingredients.

I added 1/3 cup chopped onion and 1 teaspoon powdered garlic.

water bagel recipe

Here are directions and I’ll add some photos.

Dissolve yeast in 1 Cup warm water.

Stir in sugar, salt and 1-1/4 cups flour.

Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining flour.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and kneed until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes).

Place in greased bowl; turn dough greased side up. Cover and let rise in warm place until double (from 15-45 min depending on how warm of a spot you put it).

dough in bowl

I put mine outside in the sun and it took about 45 min.
covered bowl with dough rising

Dough is ready if an indentation remains when touched.

punch hole in dough

Punch down dough; divide into 8 equal parts.

Roll each into a rope at least 6-8 inches long; moisten the ends and form a ring.

Put all 8 formed bagels on a cookie sheet.

formed bagel dough

Make sure the ends that you joined are tight. As you will see some of mine were not and they started to unravel.

Let rise 20 minutes. I put mine covered with a towel back in the sun.

bagels rising in sun

You can tell they are ready because they will puff up like the below bagel.

formed bagel dough

Heat 2 quarts of water to boiling in large kettle. Reduce heat; add 4 bagels at a time.

You can see where the bagel is starting to unravel because the ends were not closed tight.

I kind of like the swirl effect though.

bagels in water

The bagels will start to expand. Simmer 7 minutes, turning once.

Bagels expanding

Drain on a kitchen towel.

bagels drying on towel

Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

bagels baking

They will smell so good!


And taste so delicious!

delicious water bagels

Enjoy them with cream cheese or toasted in the morning with a scrambled egg to make a breakfast sandwich. Yum!

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