Bagel Bliss: Craft the Perfect Homemade Bagels with a New York Twist!

🥯 Craving that iconic New York bagel flavor? Look no further! Try our homemade Bagel Bliss recipe, and you’ll be transported to the streets of the Big Apple with every bite. These chewy, golden-brown delights are easier to make than you think. Check out the recipe below and bring that bagel magic to your kitchen! 🗽

Bagel Bliss: Craft the Perfect Homemade Bagels with a New York Twist

Jackie Mazzocato
Learn how to make the quintessential New York bagel right in your own kitchen with this adjusted recipe. These chewy, golden-brown beauties are a breakfast staple. With the perfect blend of ingredients and a unique boiling process, you’ll achieve that authentic New York bagel taste in every bite.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Cheese Board, Lunch
Servings 6 Bagels
Calories 259 kcal


  • 375 grams bread flour
  • 260 ml milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • Optional toppings: sesame seeds poppy seeds, minced garlic, dried onion flakes, etc.


  • In a small bowl, combine the warm milk and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the milk, give it a gentle stir, and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it’s foamy. This indicates that the yeast is active.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Pour in the yeast mixture and stir until a dough forms.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for about 10 minutes until it’s smooth and elastic. If it’s too sticky, add a bit more flour as needed.
  • Divide and Shape: Punch down the risen dough and divide it into 8 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball and then flatten it slightly to form a disk. Use your finger to poke a hole through the center and gently stretch the hole to create the classic bagel shape.
  • Place the shaped bagels on a baking sheet. Cover them with gladwrap and let them rest for about 1 – 2 hours.
  • Preheat your oven to 200°C .
  • Boil the Bagels: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Carefully place a few bagels at a time into the boiling water. Boil for 1-2 minutes on each side. The longer you boil, the chewier the crust will be.
  • If you want toppings like sesame seeds or poppy seeds, sprinkle them on the bagels right after boiling while they’re still moist.
  • Transfer the boiled bagels to a baking sheet or a preheated baking stone. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  • Let the bagels cool on a wire rack for a few minutes, then slice, spread with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!



Bagels are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container for a few days. You can also freeze them for longer storage.
Customize your bagels with various toppings and spreads like cream cheese, lox, or butter.
Experiment with different toppings or fillings to create your unique bagel flavors.


Calories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 9gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 600mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 74IUVitamin C: 0.002mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Bagels
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