- 300 g water, lukewarm
- 7 g active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 500 g hard flour (bread flour)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- some oil, for brushing
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 egg yolk, for brushing
- various seeds for sprinkling (white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds)
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- In a bowl, add the lukewarm water along with the yeast and sugar.
- Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes, until bubbles start to rise.
- Transfer mixture to a mixer’s bowl, add the flour and salt and beat for 5-6 minutes with the hook attachment, until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for 1 hour.
- When ready, dust a working surface with some flour, place the dough over it and divide it into 10 equal sized balls (85 g each). Make sure that they are all the same size.
- Line two 25x35 cm baking pans with parchment paper. Dust the parchment paper with some flour and place the balls of dough on it.
- Cover the baking pans with plastic wrap. Allow to rest for 30 minutes, so they can rise again.
- Dip your finger in some flour and start to twist it in to the center of each ball of dough to create a hole. Do this gently, so that the dough doesn’t lose its puffiness.
- Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
- Fill a pot with plenty of water and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Add the baking soda so that the water can become more alkaline.
- Add 1-2 bagels at a time and boil for 1 minute (If you want them chewier, boil them for 2 minutes), turning them over halfway during the cooking process so they can boil on both sides.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove the bagels form the pot. Place them on some paper towels to drain excess water and transfer back to lined baking pans.
- Brush the bagels with some egg yolk and sprinkle with your choice of seeds.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
- When ready, remove from oven and allow them to cool on a wire rack before biting into one! Enjoy!
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.