It’s been so long since I made homemade bagels, and over the past month I made this recipe for more than 3 times! My spouse got addicted to these soft bagels, and he liked making sandwiches with it, eating it for breakfast or dinner, and as a light snack in the afternoon.
This soft bagel recipe is so easy to make – the dough only requires 4 ingredients, it’s quick and delicious. I like to garnish the top with grains and seeds of all kinds, but you can definitely just use anything you like and have in your own pantry. Either way – these soft bagels are a simply yummy!
Soft Bagel with Seeds and Sea Salt
For the dough:
- 500 grams (3 ½ cups) all-purpose flour
- 8 grams (2 tsp.) active dry yeast
- 300 ml. (1 ¼ cups) water
- 10 grams (1 tbsp.) salt
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 2 tbsp. water
- Sunflower seeds
- Black sesame
- Sea salt flakes
In a mixer bowl with a kneading attachment, put flour, yeast, water and salt and knead for 10-12 minutes until the dough is soft and shiny.
Cover the bowl and allow rising for 1-2 hours until the dough almost doubles its volume.
Divide the dough into 10 equal parts.
Roll each part into a ball shape and form a hole in the center to create a bagel shape.
Place the bagels in intervals on an oven pan lined with baking paper.
Cover and allow rising for about an hour until the bagel almost double their volume.
Preheat the oven to 180c degrees.
In a small bowl, mix maple and water and gently brush the bagels.
Sprinkle seeds, sesame, za’atar and salt.
10. Bake the bagels for 15-25 minutes or until they are golden and set.
11. Cool and serve.
- Keep the bagels in a sealed bag in the freezer for up to a month.
- You can use any kind of grains or seeds that you like.
- Instead of maple, you can use date syrup or honey in the same amount.