Authentic Bagel Recipe: How To Make Perfect Bagels At Home In The UK

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Classic Bagel Recipe

Ingredients:

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4 cups bread flour
1 packet active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt

Steps:

In a large mixing bowl, combine yeast, warm water, and sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes until frothy.
Add flour and salt to the yeast mixture and knead until a smooth dough forms.
Cover the dough and let it rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
Punch down the dough and divide into 8 equal portions. Shape each portion into a bagel shape.
Boil a large pot of water and add 2 tbsp of sugar. Boil the bagels for 1 minute on each side.
Place the boiled bagels on a baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Enjoy your delicious homemade bagels with your favorite toppings!

Cranberry Orange Bagels

Ingredients:

4 cups bread flour
1 packet active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Zest of 1 orange

Steps:

Follow the classic bagel recipe, adding dried cranberries and orange zest to the dough before kneading.
Proceed with the remaining steps as directed in the classic bagel recipe.
These cranberry orange bagels are perfect for a festive breakfast or brunch spread!

Everything Bagel Hummus

Ingredients:

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp tahini
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp everything bagel seasoning

Steps:

In a food processor, combine chickpeas, garlic, tahini, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
Stir in everything bagel seasoning and adjust seasoning to taste.
Serve the everything bagel hummus with toasted bagel chips or fresh vegetable sticks.