Tupper Lake, November 6, 2012 by Jeff Boucher

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Had the urge to make bagels yesterday.

So I came home and started the process.

Here's the recipe I used, it's simple, well, it's simple for me, and I'm a simple man (love Lynyrd Skynyrd.)

Didn't use KA flour, any APF will do.

Mixed all of the dry ingredients and wetstuff and let it do a first rise,

Then I realized I didn't want to mess with it anymore, so I covered it with plastic and threw it in the fridge.

We'll call that the ferment!

So today, I finished it off.
Threw the dough, rolled it, made little bagel balls, poked a hole, let 'em rise again, boil 'em and bake!

The better half rolled 'em in onion flakes, poppy seeds and garlic flakes.

Everything Bagels!

After the boil, before the bake!

The finished product.  Seriously, if I can do this so can you!

 I just slathered a little Land 'o Lakes butter on one-it's almost criminal!



  1. I am going to have to try to make bagels one of these days.

  2. Really easy Steven, the better half says I have to make them every other day from now on!

  3. Hey Tup, if you want to get adventurous, give Peter Reinhart's bagels from his "Baker's Apprentice" book a try. They get an overnight cold ferment which really makes them flavorful. Gotta use some malted barley syrup for "authentic" bagel and a high protein flour gives them the necessary "chew". I haven't made them in a while, I'll have to do a batch soon.

  4. I've got Bread Baker's Apprentice DM, time to dust it off!

  5. Ooh, you made bagels! The first thing I ever posted, they are super satisfying aren't they? Nothing so elemental as making bread ^_^

  6. Yo, dude! You uptown now - messin with the realness! Seriously, you've graduated to a new level, my friend. Much congrats.

  7. Hey Tup, where's your little widget for signing up for email notifications of your new posts? Am I blind or is it not here?

  8. Is it in the lower right here, Subscribe by e-mail?

  9. Not on mine. Probably a Blogger reaction to my WordPress logo.