Questions tagged [bagels]

A yeasted bread roll with a hole in the middle, forming a ring shape. Questions may about baking bagels or using them as an ingredient or sandwich base.

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Does my “bagel flour” need malt powder added?

I purchased some "super bagel flour" that lists these ingredients: Bleached Wheat Flour Enriched Malted Barley Flour Potassium Bromate Is "malted barley flour" in this "super bagel flour" in ...
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Substituting maltose for barley malt syrup in bagels

Can I substitute Chinese-style maltose (麥芽糖 if you want to search it up) for barley malt syrup in bagels? From what I understand, the flavour won't be exactly the same, but I'm not sure whether the ...
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Mix AP and bread flour for bagels?

I live in a rural part of the country. NO BAGEL SHOPS! I've started experimenting on making my own. Bread flour makes the end product too dense. AP flour too light. Recipe calls for 4 cups bread flour ...
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Why are the cinnamon sugar bagels I buy becoming so wet?

Every time I get a bagel box from Bruegger's Bagels, I get a few cinnamon sugar coated ones for the sweet-toothed people in my office. They look fine at first and are great for the first hour or so, ...
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Why refrigerate bagels after shaping dough?

I've noticed that recipes for bagels call for a refrigeration period after shaping. Why does it matter if the refrigeration is done after shaping? The shaped dough takes up more space in the fridge ...
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Bagels - Use of Barley Malt Syrup or Non-Diastatic Malt Powder

When using a water bath for bagels what is preferred to attain the nice brown exterior, Barley Malt Syrup or Non-Diastatic Malt Powder? I see recipes that use either one. What would be the difference ...
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What is an appropriate water to yeast ratio for hydrating yeast for bagels?

I've been doing a lot of bagel making lately... my bagels are "on point", except they aren't rising as much as you would see in a typical bagel shop... in fact, I've noticed they kind of "deflate" a ...
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Bagel Failure - what happened?

Last night we tried to make bagels. We used this quick video online to give us the basics in terms of process and then we used the measurements from this website. We proofed the yeast for a few ...
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How to refresh a frozen bagel

My kids like their bagels like they just came from the oven or the bagel bakery with a crisp crust and soft chewy center. However, it is not practical to make bagels or buy bagels in the morning on ...
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What does the “bagel” setting on toasters do?

Usually, I put slices of bread in my toaster. Sometimes, I toast bagels. On my toaster, there's a little button that says "bagel". How does this setting toast the bagel differently?
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What are bagel chips?

This recipe for southern-fried chicken mentions something called "bagel chips." What exactly are bagel chips, and how do you make them? All I can find are recipes for it or places that sell ...
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Getting poppy seeds to stick to bagel

I've been trying to top my homemade bagels with poppy seeds but haven't had much luck getting them to stick. The instructions I've found says to boil the bagels first, then sprinkle seeds on top ...
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Bagels - Baking Soda or Sugar in the Water?

I'm looking at highly rated bagel recipes. I'm surprised that many (if not most) of the recipes call for sugar in the water the bagels are boiled in instead of baking soda. That has me a bit puzzled. ...
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What Garlic to use for Garlic Bagels

I have had great success making seeded bagels; I boil the bagels in water with baking soda and a little sugar, and any kind of seed sticks to the outside and bakes to perfection. My problem is trying ...
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Bagels not rising

I recently made bagels following this recipe, but they didn't pass the "float test" (see step 10). I took them out of the fridge for an hour, put one in a bowl of cold water, and it sunk. I repeated ...
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How to prepare eggs in shape suited for bagel?

I often buy an egg bagel from the local coffee shop. The egg is cooked to a shape that is perfect for the bagel. From my observation it is a scrambled mixture that goes into a small glass bowl, and ...
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Amount of food to prepare for bagel & lox brunch

I'm putting on a bagel & lunch brunch this weekend for 40 people. I figure 2 bagels per person. How much lox should I need? How much cream cheese?