This New York style bagel recipe is easier than you think and has all the chewy, tangy goodness that you expect from a New York style bagel.
For the bagels:
1 ½ cups warm water (about 100–110 degrees)
2 ¾ teaspoons instant yeast
4 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
2 teaspoons salt
Nonstick cooking spray
1 egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons Everything Bagel Seasoning
For the water bath:
2 quarts water
½ cup honey
Proof the yeast. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, whisk the warm water and 1 tablespoon brown sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Whisk in the yeast. Cover the bowl with a tea towel and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
Remove the towel and add the flour, remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar, flour, and salt. Beat the mixture, on low speed, until a dough forms – about 2 minutes.
Continue on low speed. Allow the dough to knead for 6 – 8 minutes until the dough clings to the hook and cleans the sides of the bowl. The dough will be kneaded enough when it looks smooth and feels elastic.
Lightly spray a large bowl with non-stick spray. Lift the dough out of the mixing bowl and form a ball. Place the dough ball into the greased bowl. Turn the ball to coat with oil. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and allow the dough to rise for 60 – 90 minutes or until it’s doubled in size.
Uncover the dough and punch it down to release any air bubbles. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.
Roll each piece into a ball and try to smooth out the dough as much as possible.
Press your finger into the center and make a hole. Stretch the hole to about 1.5 – 2-inches in diameter.
Place the bagel on the prepared baking sheet and cover it with a towel. Allow the dough to rest.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot with the 2 quarts of water to a full rolling boil. Add the honey and mix well.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Drop the bagel, 2 or 3 at a time, into the boiling water. Cook the bagels for 2 minutes on each side.
Remove from the water with a metal spider or slotted spoon. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
Repeat with the remaining bagels.
Place the baking sheet into the preheated oven. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until a deep golden brown.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes, then remove the bagels to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Prep Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
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