Homemade New York Style Bagels

February 28, 2012 · 43 comments

Bagels, Bagels, Bagels!!!!  OR Better yet, New York Style Bagels!!!!

Since I started my blog, I have said I need to make bagels.  Well finally two years later I made some!!!  After working at the cafe, my bread baking skills improved tremendously.  I feel more confident now, and love working with yeast.  Don’t you agree, the smell of yeast dough is pretty AMAZING?

A few weeks ago I had a fun surprise, I won a giveaway on Foodwanderings Shulie had a fun Red Star Yeast giveaway, which included an apron, bread pan, recipe book, yeast, and a few other fun goodies.  Sooooooo, what better time than now to make beautiful New York Style Bagels (The recipe is from Red Star Yeast.)

Here is my step by step process, after the dough has had time to rise, and become happy happy!! {Down below I share a fun review on EatSmart Scales, so be sure to check it out!}

Gorgeous dough ready to be loved!

First you divide the dough in four pieces.

Then you divide each piece into three pieces.

Then you shape each piece into a ball.

Next you will put a hole in the center of each ball, and shape the bagel.

You will then put the formed bagels in boiling water and simmer for three minutes.

Be sure to flip them over once.

Look how gorgeous this boiled bagel is!

This is where the magic happens!

Brush the boiled bagels with egg wash, and put together some fun new bagel flavors.  We did rosemary and garlic, garlic and minced onion, garlic rosemary shredded Parmesan and minced onion, cinnamon and cardamom = YUM!

Bake the bagels at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.

My sweet hubby and I couldn’t stop eating them….which made me wish I had made more….

There will be a next time for sure, I love this delicious recipe.  I had help making my bagels, look who helped me today.

The EatSmart Scale is wonderful, and lightweight.  The scale has different units depending on what you are working with.  For my bagels I used grams to measure the flour accurately.   This is a perfect tool for when you need to make delicious French macarons, which should be measured precisely.  The scale is small, and easy to store on your shelf.  The scale uses batteries, so there is no cord to get in the way when prepping for your cooking/baking dish.

I love having the ability to measure my ingredients accurately.  If you are looking for the perfect kitchen scale, here is the link to where you can get one of your very own!

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I hope you enjoy the bagels, and this handy kitchen scale as much as I did!

What is your favorite bagel?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

Disclaimer – The words are all my own, but I was given information regarding the scale, which was given to me in exchange for this review.

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  • http://twitter.com/jessnoica Jessie Kaufman

    these are gorgeous!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my bagel post! oxox, Terra

  • http://www.frenchwhisk.blogspot.com/ Allison

    Congratulations on crossing another recipe off your culinary bucket list! What a great post! And a great disclaimer & review. You are class act in blogging my friend. 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you sweet friend!  I love having a bucket list, because then when you do cross off one, it is such a great feeling:-) Sending hugs your way! 

  • http://www.yummychunklet.wordpress.com/ Yummychunklet

    I love tomato herbed bagels because then all I needed was some Muenster cheese, and it tasted like pizza! These bagels look tasty!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I agree, I love the sun-dried tomato bagel from Bruggers.  They definitely are perfect as a mini pizza!!! Thank you so much! 

  • Joan Hayes

    Your bagels look perfect and I love the combinations you tried for the toppings! So glad you did this post, now I know I can put bagels on my “must try” list!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Definitely give the bagels a shot, they are truly fun to make! Thank you so much for the sweet words:-)

  • http://www.masalaherb.com/ Helene Dsouza

    Hi Terra!

    I was reading through your bagels recipe, when I thought that I d be able to make it, but soon enough I realised that there was a baking process included in the end. awww… I wish I could make those, they look so tempting. plus I realy want to know what an american bagel tastes like!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Do you have a outside stove/grill?  You could boil them, then cook them on the grill, or maybe trying sauteing them in a pan on medium low.  Thank you so much sweet friend! Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/ChefFelisha Felisha Wild

    They look great Terra. Wish I could have been there to dine with you. :)  Keep up that great work.  I use Red Star Yeast as well, plus they are a local company to Milwaukee so of course I use their products.

    Have an amazing day dear,

    Chef Felisha Wild

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I didn’t know Red Star Yeast is local to Milwaukee, see we do learn something new everyday:-)  Thank you so much for the sweet words! Have a wonderful rest of you week:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://bigfatbaker.com/ BigFatBaker

    Gorgeous! I have had bagels on my weekly to-do list for…weeks. I need to remedy that problem asap! I also agree, using a kitchen scale is so helpful, especially in baking!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      OH DEFINITELY!!! You would love making bagels, they are soooooo much fun:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.redstaryeast.com/ Red Star Yeast

    So glad you are enjoying your prizes. Thanks for trying our bagel recipe – and for the wonderful step by step guide!  Beautiful!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! I really love your recipe book you sent to me! There will be many more treats made with that wonderful book:-)

  • http://www.ilkeskitchen.com/ Ilke Mcaliley

    My favorite is asiago cheese when I dont want to be healthy and sesame seed ones when I want to be healthy. They all look delicious. We tried several times making home but having Panera nearby makes us lazy :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      LOL! I agree, it is WAY easier to head to a local bagel shop:-) BUT they were fun to make, and my hubby and I had fun making them together! Take care, Hugs, Terra

  • Baker Street

    I’ve never made bagels! But totally inspired to after your post! They look just perfect. 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much! You will love making them, it is so fun! Hugs, Terra

  • Karriann Graf

    You must be a mind-reader because I was just thinking of bagels and then this post popped up! Your bagels are gorgeous!

    “Happy Cooking”

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      You totally need to make them, have fun! Hugs, Terra

  • http://lisamichele.wordpress.com/ Lisa

    They look just like NY bagels. Terra – Great job!  I’ll take a Baker’s Dozen, Please!  As far as scales go, I definitely need a new one.  I’ll have to look into Eatsmart.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Definitely Lisa, the Eatsmart scale is easy to use, and they have different ones to choose from.  Thank you so much! Sending some your way! Hugs, Terra

  • http://yumyumbites.blogspot.com/ Christy

    Seems like the win was a perfect timing, as it motivated the birth of such wonderful looking bagels!:) Ah bagels, I have not seen them in a while;) I shall pray that you have more wins in contests if they make you make such lovely food/pastries to share with us here :D

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Awwww, thank you so much Christy!  I loved making them, they were really fun to make:-) Take care, Hugs, Terra

  • Junia Kim

    the bagels look fantastic terra! i made gluten free bagels at a cooking class last summer and it was tons of fun. :) hope you have a wonderful day! and congrats on winning the giveaway. :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much Junia! I need to make gluten free bagels now, that would be fun! Have a wonderful rest of your week! Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.tastygalaxy.com/cook/ TastyGalaxy.com

    Wow, the bagels look fabulous! Thank you for sharing the step by step process, the bagel-making process is much less intimidating with it!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      They really are fun to make, and honestly not hard to make! Enjoy! Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.asianinamericamag.com/ Elizabeth @Mango_Queen

    Just had breakkie, but got so hungry again reading your post on bagels! These look amazing, Terra! Love it. If you were next door, I’d be right over with a tub of cream cheese and good coffee! Hugs, amiga!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much! Sending hugs your way! Terra

  • EA Stewart-The Spicy RD

    Oh, I wish I could indulge in one of your beautiful bagels!!! The last time I made bagels, I was a kid. I remember them being really yummy. Sadly, a good gluten-free bagel is very hard to find, so I would love to try making some one day. My favorite bagel is sesame :-)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Junia shared here that she made gluten free bagels last summer.  I need to learn how to make gluten free bagels now:-) Sending hugs your way!

  • http://profiles.google.com/lizzy.do Lizzy Do

    WOW! Perfect bagels! I’ve had the same goal for the past two years…you’ve beat me to it :) My faves are egg bagels and whole wheat.  PS…congrats on your winnings :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Oh I love egg bagels too! Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/ Choc Chip Uru

    What perfect. beautiful bagels my friend – Look puffy and soft and fluffy :D
    YuM!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      They were way too good! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/CourtneysSweets Courtney

    Gosh they look yummy!  I love Everything Bagels or Poppy!  

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Everything bagels are my favorite, love making egg sandwiches with them:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.theardentepicure.com/ Magic of Spice

    Your bagels look amazing! This is something I have never tried but have wanted to :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! They are really fun to make, go for it:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.towerdeli.com/ catering Fort Lauderdale

    Thank you for this post. Those bagels really look so perfect. You know, this just inspired me to try making my own. I have never tried it before so I am a little anxious that it might not turn out just the way you did them. Anyway, thank you for this recipe.

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