I find it really hard to find the perfect bagel in my country. They are either too sweet, too salted or too calories dense so they don’t often work for me.
Instead of dreaming about them, I’ve decided to try and make them myself. They are clearly not perfect, as you can see, but keep in mind that this is not the traditional way they are usually made.
Make sure to tag me on Instagram (@stralthy) if you do decide to make your own bagels and I really hope that you will enjoy this recipe!
As you can see, I’ve decided to not add any seasoning on top but you can for sure go for the Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend from Trader Joe’s which I’ve heard it’s really good but unfortunately I don’t have them in my country.
Also, make sure to make the bagels thicker and somehow smaller because mine ended up with a big whole in the middle. That’s only because I was scared they would grow to much haha!
- 1 cup of self growth flour (if you have normal flour make sure to add one teaspoon of dry yeast)
- 1 cup of greek yogurt or low fat regular one;
- 1 egg;
- A pinch of salt;
- Optional: a pinch of garlic powder, some rosemary, or some sesame seeds on top;
- Preheat the oven at 190° Celsius;
- In a bowl mix together the yogurt, the salt and the flour (and the dry yeast if you go for the regular flour) with a wooden spoon ( I recommend starting mixing with the spoon because the consistency is very sticky in the beginning so it’s a lot harder to work with);
- You can now add the garlic powder or the rosemary;
- After it reaches the consistency of a dough, put some flour on your hands knead the dough until everything is combined;
- Start to make the bagels and put them on a tray covered in cookie sheet or aluminum foil;
- Mix the egg in a separate bowl then gently brush the bagels;
- Place them in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown;