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Homemade Bagels With or Without A Bread Machine

I love making homemade goodness for my family, baking, cooking and decor. I found a recipe at least a year ago for homemade bagels, boy was I excited, however, they were a lot more work than I was looking for. This is my version, ingredients changed and directions made so simple anyone can do it.

Homemade Bagel recipe - bagels in a basket

Homemade Bagels With or Without A Bread Machine

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Homemade Bagel Recipe

Step 1:
Throw it all into your bread machine and set use it on the dough setting, usually about 1 hour 30 minutes.

  • 3 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup butter/margarine (placed in the hot water)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast

*Continue to the recipe for instructions on making these without a bread machine.

Step 2:
When down knead it in your hands for a minute, trying to get all the air pockets out. Place on floured surface cut into 12 pieces.

Homemade Bagels

Shape your pieces so that they are somewhat circular, then using your thumb make a hole in the center, you may want to stretch it a bit as it will become smaller as the dough rises and bakes. Cover for 10 minutes. Pre-heat your oven to 400F.

Homemade Bagels

Step 3:
Place on a greased baking sheet, you may want to stretch the holes  a bit again, your choice, ours rarely have holes anymore, they taste the same either way. Bake for 17-20 minutes.

There are bagel molds that you can buy to get the hole in the center each and every time. I might buy on of these soon.

Homemade Bagels

After awhile, I don’t worry about making sure they are the perfect shape, they are going to taste the same whether they have a hole in the center or not.

Homemade Bagels
Homemade Bagels ~ Bread Machine

Homemade Bagels ~ Bread Machine

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Inactive Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

I love making homemade goodness for my family, baking, cooking and decor. I found a recipe at least a year ago for homemade bagels.

Ingredients

  • 3 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup butter/margarine, placed in the hot water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into bread machine, and set to dough.
  2. When down knead it in your hands for a minute, trying to get all the air pockets out. Place on floured surface cut into 12 pieces.
  3. Shape your pieces so that they are somewhat circular, then using your thumb make a hole in the center, you may want to stretch it a bit as it will become smaller as the dough rises and bakes. Cover for 10 minutes. Pre-heat your oven to 400F.
  4. Place on a greased baking sheet, you may want to stretch the holes a bit again, your choice, ours rarely have holes anymore, they taste the same either way. Bake for 17-20 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

*If you do not have a bread machine, which I have had period of, you can still use this recipe to make bagels for your family. I take 15 minutes of kneading the dough, then let them rise for about 45 minutes to an hour. They still taste great just as great!*

Homemade Bagels With or Without A Bread Machine

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