By Lennie on July 27, 2002
Photo by Lynn in MA
Photo by Lynn in MA
"Found on the Web in response to a request from a fellow Zaar member for a Montreal-style bagel. Malt powder or syrup is typically found in home-brewing (do-it-yourself-beer) stores."
Serving Size: 1 (6944 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"WOW!!! Excellent recipe. Good taste, good texture. I need to practice shaping them. I thought a tbls. of beaten eggs sounded silly so I put in a whole egg. Maybe a touch more salt would be good. I think 24 would be better than 12--a bit too big. These will be a regular in our house. Gord27"
"Good, easy recipe, and an adventure into something new for me. I added cinnamon and raisins too. It took closer to 2 hours to make them. I might double it next time to make it even more worthwhile."
"These are delicious, but I have to admit that I have made a few changes to the recipe. (1) Instead of using the malt and white sugar, I replaced the white sugar with brown sugar. I didn't have any malt, so the molasses in the sugar gave the bagels a richer flavor (2) Before I boiled the bagels I broiled them for about 40 seconds on each side, this made them shiny and easier to pick up off of the tray. (3) Instead of using honey in the water I used real maple syrup. It's what I had on hand, and it's what my friend's parents always used. With these changes, they had the taste and texture of the bagels at my favorite bakery in Montreal! Thanks so much for posting this :)"
"Excellent! I put all the ingredients in teh bread machine on the dough setting. They turned out great, everyone ate them up."
"I also added a couple of tablespoons of lt. brown sugar to the dough and mixed/kneaded it in my KitchenAid stand mixer for about 10 min. at medium-low speed. I chose to do a variety of toppings: poppy seeds, sesame seeds and "everything" (sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion and garlic flakes. They all were excellent!"
"These are great bagels. I used brown sugar instead of white and omitted the malt. I also used 1.5 tsp salt. These turned out fluffy and soft on the inside - very much like the Dempster's bagels I usually buy at the grocery store."
"Excellent recipe! Thanks for sharing this, they turned out beautiful. I followed one reviewer's advice and used brown sugar instead of white, omitting the malt. Also, used a whole egg. I broiled them for 1 min each side before poaching and this definitely helped them keep their shape while transferring. The taste is very much a Montreal bagel. Now I just have to learn how to make my own cream cheese!"
"These bagels came out delicious! I was just making them for two people, so I halved the recipe and all the proportions were perfect. However, I ended up flipping the bagels over at the 10 minute mark, but took them out of the oven completely at 14 minutes because they were about to burn. At 14 mins, they still came out delicious and extremely gooey (but cooked) on the inside. I think 20 mins might be too long, depending on your oven. Yum! Also, thanks to the reviewer who suggested using maple syrup instead of honey in the boiling water-- made them taste so legit! Overall a great and easy recipe to follow."
"I had to make a few adaptions. I didn't have enough flour so I ended up with oatmeal bagels. I also left out the salt. Though I am sure they might taste better with it, I typically leave it out."
"EXCELLENT! This was my second attempt at making bagels (1rst time did not go well with other recipe). This recipe is the best. Very easy and tasty. I did not have regular syrup so I substituted with maple syrup. Will no longer buy bagels. I will make my own from now on."
"First of all, I live on a farm in Israel far away from any city. I used to buy bagels at a buck a shot to spoil the kids for special occasions.
Since I've been making these great renditions, everyone is happy and we have hot fresh bagels every Saturday morning.
I have made a few changes to the recipe.
I no longer measure the flour (I buy bread flour) rather just add flour to my kitchenaid until it is no longer sticky. After several problems with the risen bagels sticking to the parchment paper, I've started dusting it with flour - problem solved.
Also, I add sugar to the boiling water and not honey. Believe me, the results are great!! I've also started to sprinkle Atlantic Coarse salt on the bagels in addition to the sesame seeds (brown organic)"
"Excellent recipe. I have tried a few bagel recipes and so far this is the best. Thanks for sharing."
"Made them with a couple of friends in France. They were so good. We made cranberry orange, poppy seed, plain, and cinnamon apple. I had to substitute honey for the malt but they were great anyway."
"Once dough balls have rested, the bagel shape can be formed. Using your fingers, poke a hole through the center of each dough ball. Stretch out the dough into a ring with your fingers and be sure to make the hole a little larger than you want the finished bagel to have, as it will shrink slightly while the bagel is expanding during the baking process."
"everybody asked..."Who brought bagels from Montreal?" Pretty good review. They really do taste like montreal bagels"
"This was my first go at making bagels...and even eating them! I thought these were great so I'll definitely make them again.The 1 tsp salt is needed - I forgot to put it in and I think it could have needed it. I also cut down on the sugar. Thanks, for posting this recipe!"
"Yet another INCREDIBLE recipe I've found on Recipe Zaar! I love the idea of turning bagels halfway through baking. It truly makes for a crisp crust while inside is still chewy. I have always had problems with getting consistent results when using regular yeast so I used instant, mixed it with 3 1/2 cups of flour & dry ingredients, then added liquids and remaining flour. Loved the results. Doubt I'll ever buy bagels at a bagel shop again. Thanks Lennie"
"These are wonderful! Mine stuck to the parchment paper when cooking, cause I didn't put seeds on both sides. If making them plain, maybe a little dusting of cornmeal on the paper first. I had to use a Tbls. of molasses cause I didn't have the malt. Here's a tip. If you ever buy those great flat crackers with all the seeds on them, there are always a bunch left over in the package when the crackers are gone. Put those in a little jar for your bagels."
"I won't even bother looking at another bagel recipe, it doesn't get any better than this! I made a batch of whole wheat and a batch using plain white bread flour, loved them both for what they were. I made some with just poppy seed, some with just sesame seed and more than a couple with a combination of the two. All worked out beautifully. I used Horlicks malt drink powder, but next time will try barley malt just to see the difference. Comments from friends included. "best bagels ever made", "omg, that's a good bagel" and "wow, those were awesome"."