New York Bialy, First Cousin to a Bagel

"This is actually native to New York and is really a type of bagel. It's super good!"
New York Bialy, First Cousin to a Bagel created by COOKGIRl
Ready In:
1hr 35mins



  • Whisk together the water, sugar and yeast, whisk until the yeast has dissolved Stir in about 1 tbsp salt and about 2 1/2 cups flour, just enough flour to make a soft dough.
  • Knead on floured board or using your dough hook in your mixer.
  • By hand knead 8-10 minutes with the dough hook about 6 minutes.
  • Incorporate flour as you are doing this until your dough is smooth and elastic Cover dough with clean cloth and set aside to rise (I do this in the oven with the oven light on).
  • Let rise until double in size and then punch down.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and sprinkle with the cornmeal.
  • Stir together the onions, poppy seed and oil.
  • In an other bowl whisk together the egg& 2 tbsp water.
  • When the dough has risen and you have punched it down divide it into 12 equal pieces and let it rest for ten minutes.
  • Roll or stretch each piece into a 4-5 inch oval and place them on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Brush each Bialy with the egg mixture and sprinkle with the onion/poppy seed mixture (about a heaping tablespoonful on each).
  • Cover with a floured tea towel and let rise until they look puffy (about 30-40 minutes).
  • Place in 450F oven, reduce heat right away to 425F and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
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    New York Bialy, First Cousin to a Bagel Created by COOKGIRl
    5 Big, Fat, Yeasty Stars for this gem of a recipe! Easy to make-easy directions. Bialys in our house are known as "Better Bagels". Thank you for posting. PS< My friend who helped me prepare these bialys also joined me in toasting a glass of wine to you Dear Bergy for your wonderful recipe! cg ;)
  3. Jan in Lanark
    Great recipe Bergy. The dough rose like a dream, and the end result was a nice chewy bun. They would be great with a hearty soup or stew. I put grated old cheddar on half instead of the onion poppyseed mixture. I think next time I will make 8 buns instead of 12, for sandwich size.
  4. Iron Bloomers
    This is a 5 star recipe x3. I just found one major problem--it doesn't make enough--12 is just not enough!!!!!Wow they are fantastic & so very easy to make. The aroma coming from the oven is exactly like the bakery back home!!!!The yeast bread smell mixed with the onion is pure heaven! I will make these over & over & over ......5* and then some
  5. bari nessel
    I make bagels and my son asked me to try bialys I found many recipes but, this was the 2nd one I tried- the first one was the most horrible THIS IS TO DIE FOR - IT'S EASY AND JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD Even if you do not bake - you can make this and be a star

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