bagel recipe topped with salmon and avocado

Bagel recipe – make your own delicious bagels.

  • Author: Torben
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 bagels 1x


You can make 6 delicious bagels with this recipe




  • 50g All Purpose Flour
  • 80g water
  • 0,7g fresh yeast

main dough:

  • pre-dough
  • 250g All Purpose Flour
  • 80g water
  • 5g fresh yeast
  • 10g honey
  • 6g salt
  • 10g butter

For sprinkling

  • Any seeds of your choice (e.g. black or white sesame with poppy)


  1. First prepare the pre-dough for the bagel recipe. Then simply mix all ingredients and let them mature for 8 to 12 hours at room temperature.
  2. The next step is to set the main dough to rise. To do this, dissolve the yeast in about 20g water and knead all remaining ingredients together to a smooth dough. First about one minute on the lowest step and 10 – 15 minutes on the second step.
  3. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces. Round each dough piece on the lightly floured worktop like a classic bun.
  4. Press a hole in the dough piece with your finger. Turn the dough piece with your finger on the worktop until you have a ring about 9cm wide.
  5. Cover the bagels and let them rest at room temperature for 0.5 – 1.5 hours.
  6. Boil the water in a pot and leave the dough pieces to stand for one minute on each side.
  7. Drain the bagels well and sprinkle with seeds.
  8. Bake the bagels at 210°C top/bottom heat for about 25 minutes until light brown.