AvatarCanning Homemade
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 320 kcal


  • 1 cup [250 mL] milk
  • 2 ounces [56 g] butter
  • 2 tablespoons [30 g] sugar
  • 2 tablespoons [30 mL] baker's yeast [or 2 teaspoons / 14.6 g active dry yeast]
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon [5 mL] cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon [2.5 mL] salt
  • 3 1/4 cups [810 mL] baker's flour
  • 1-2 tsp poppyseeds, sesame seeds and/or coarse salt


  • Heat milk until just boiling.
  • Away from heat, mix in butter and sugar, until butter has melted.
  • Pour mixture into a bowl; cool slightly.
  • Add yeast; let rise for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Add egg white and salt; slowly mix in flour.
  • Mix until dough is well mixed and light.
  • Onto a floured surface, knead dough for about 15 minutes, until smooth and no longer sticky.
  • Shape into a ball; let rise into a warm environment, until double in bulk, for approximately 1 hour.
  • Divide dough into 2-ounce [56-g] balls.
  • To shape into a ring, slowly press with a floured finger into the center of each ball, until you can feel the counter.
  • Moving your finger in circle, enlarge the hole.
  • Then let each bagel turn around your finger, until the hole is as large as 1/3 of the bagel.
  • Arrange bagels onto a platter; cover with a clean cloth and let rise for 10 minutes.
  • Into a large casserole filled with boiling water, drop a few bagels at a time; leave bagels to boil for 15 seconds, until swollen. Watch carefully or they will desintegrate if they boil for too long.
  • Delicately remove bagels; arrange onto a buttered cookie sheet. Mix togehter egg yolk and cold water.
  • Brush bagels with a little egg yolk/water mixture. Sprinkle bagels with poppyseeds, sesame seeds and/or coarse salt.
  • Bake bagels into a preheated 425°F [220°C] oven for approximately 20 minutes, until crusty and golden brown. Cool, onto wire racks.
  • Servings: 24 bagels
Keyword Bagels