Total Time
3hrs 55mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs 25 mins

I have yet to try, but I love bagels. They are versatile, so you can use any topping you like! I'm going to use either garlic or onion.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place water, salt, sugar, flour and yeast in the bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough setting.
  2. When cycle is complete, let dough rest on a lightly floured surface. Meanwhile, in a large pot bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Stir in 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  3. Cut dough into 9 equal pieces, and roll each piece into a small ball. Flatten balls.
  4. Poke a hole in the middle of each with your thumb. Twirl the dough on your finger or thumb to enlarge the hole, and to even out the dough around the hole.
  5. Cover bagels with a clean cloth, and let rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle an ungreased baking sheet with cornmeal. Carefully transfer bagels to boiling water. Boil for 1 minute, turning half way through. Drain briefly on clean towel. Arrange boiled bagels on baking sheet. Glaze tops with egg white, and sprinkle with your choice of toppings.
  7. Bake in a preheated 375°F (190°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until well browned.


Most Helpful

I have made these twice now. They are wonderful! I used 1 1/4 cups water rather than 1 cup since that sounded right to me based on 3 cups of flour and other recipes I perused. I also use half fresh ground whole wheat flour and half bread flour. The first time i added 1 T of cinnamon and 1/2 c. raisins. We thought they were great, but my dd didn't like the raisins so the second time I just added the cinnamon. Thanks for a great recipe!

Momsthecook February 20, 2011

Excellent - I used an "everything" topping and they were great. Two tbs each of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, granulated garlic and dried onion. One tbs of kosher salt. Yum

srh_browning October 23, 2009

I don't want to rate it because the flaws I found were most likely of my own fault. I used whole wheat bread flour and didn't have any cornmeal. The bagels were really hard and chewy. They tasted slightly salty for my taste too. However, I am DEFINITELY going to try it again with a couple substitutions. Maybe adding a little more sugar because I wanted a slightly sweeter bagel and maybe reducing the flour by 1/4 of a cup or so or adding more yeast to make them less firm.

zoegirl21 December 24, 2008

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