I came across this recipe online the other day and thought I would give it a try. I’ve never tried making bagels from scratch because I thought they would be difficult. I ended up having to change my ingredients slightly and even with that, I was very happy how they turned out. Here is my experience making them:
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 egg beaten, or egg-white only
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk together lightly. Add the yogurt and mix together until it is in a crumbly form.
- Lightly dust a flat surface with flour and knead the dough approximately 15 times or until it no longer sticks to your hands.
- Divide into four equal balls. Take each piece and either roll into a ball, make a hole in the center and then form the ring into the shape of a bagel. Or, roll the piece into 3/4 inch and then form into a bagel ring.
- Brush the beaten egg onto each bagel and top with desired topping.
- Bake for 25 minutes on top rack of oven. When finished, allow to cool for 15 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!
What I did differently
I started to mix all of my ingredients together and “thought” I had Greek yogurt. However, to my disappointment, I discovered I had only plain yogurt. I was too far along to scrap the idea of making them and just continued on. I ended up using about 1 1/2 cups of plain yogurt and even with that, my dough was never sticky. It was actually more dry and crumbly.
I also put less salt in after reading some of the comments. The Everything Bagel seasoning is salty on its own so I used 1/4 tsp of table salt.
I struggled a bit when trying to form the bagels since my dough was so crumbly. I found it easier to make a ball and then a hole into the center and form it that way.
But, in the end, they turned out pretty good. I will definitely be making them again with the Greek yogurt next time. I think I’ll roll the ball into the seasoning, as well, so all sides (top and bottom) get the seasoning, too. That’s just a personal preference with bagels in general. I always love the top piece but not so much the bottom. 😉
Definitely give this recipe a try for a quick, homemade bagel.