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My first time making bagels, and I couldn't have asked for a better recipe! Thank you so much Karen. It was easy to follow, and turned out wonderful! I used cinnamon and raisins..yummy! and I got 12 small bagels (very cute looking).. no more buying bagels for me :o)

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~Savannah~ March 26, 2006

I admit it. I am an addict. Got addicted to bagels while I was in PA visiting my daughter. Cant buy them here, so I thought I would have a try at making them. It is a very easy to follow recipe, and the results were better then expected. I sprinkled 4 with pepper steak spice, 4 with sesame seeds and dried garlic, and the other four, the best four, I sprinkled with Old Bay seasoning, which I bought in the USA, as there is no such thing in Oz. I have just eaten 2, with lashings of cream cheese. Straight out the oven, they were sooooo good. Breakfast will be toasted bagel. lunch will be bagel and cold meat.:) thanks, great, easy to follow, and wonderful results

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mummamills November 03, 2005

It would be great to know how many ounces/grams/teaspoons yeast are in the package.

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Anonymous April 06, 2015

I make these about once a week for my boyfriend.. we both LOVE them. Thank you!! I never thought I would ever make my own bagels..yeyyy!!

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MissToned February 06, 2015

Absolutely amazing, I boiled mine with some brown sugar and topped them of with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar since I made cinnamon raisin ones. Recipe is a keeper. Cannot believe I made bagels :)

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yescas April 17, 2014

Yay!! Another item else off my culinary bucket list. These were so much easier than I expected and fun to make. I left some plain, topped some with lightly toasted sesame seeds and a few with a tiny bit of minced fresh garlic, dried minced onion, sesame seeds, dried basil and kosher salt. Yum....My one issue is that they were a little on the flat side. I'm not sure if I made the hole too big, or if I should have let them rise again a bit after putting the hole in them. In any case, they tasted so good and I'll be making these again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Lucky in Bayview February 20, 2014

This recipe is good, and this is the first time I've made bagels. For some reason, the finished product came out a little flat (literally), and I had very narrow bagels. My yeast was fine, and I had a great rise...so not sure what happened. I will definitely make these again. Thank you for posting. :)

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ltemple99 December 29, 2013

I can't believe I made these! And it was so easy. They taste so good too. They were really fun to make - the boiling step was something I never did for a baked item. I was afraid mine would just dissolve in the simmering water, but they didn't. When baked, they were a bit out of round, but you still could tell they were bagels. I used my bread machine for the dough following flirtyfunchick's method. Worked perfectly. We ate them with cream cheese and smoked salmon. I will be making these again. Great recipe for beginners.

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Kathy228 December 06, 2013

I love bagels so I was really excited to try this recipe. It was my first time working with yeast so I'm not sure I did everything correctly but I followed the directions to the best of my ability...and it came out OK. I ate them. They certainly looked good, but this is not the special recipe I was looking for.

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elisa1019 October 20, 2013

Excellent recipe, my kids and I LOVE them. I agree with some other comments about the only thing I would want to change if possible is a slight strong smell of yeast. I wonder if cutting back on some would give the same results? Either way, I will make these rather then buy from now on. I use a wooden spoon handle to make the hole and gently stretch the dough outwards from the center and the dough is very easy to manage. Thanks so much Karen!

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DawnyF February 22, 2013
Home-Baked Bagels