New York Style Bagels


Evanie Adame, Reporter

We all remember the hobby craze that took over the world during quarantine (whether we want to or not), none more prevalent than the sudden mastery of baking bread. Which brings me to this issue’s recipe: Bagels.
So buckle up and get ready for a shopping spree, this is definitely a great way to pass the time and re-familiarize yourself with your local grocery store.
Bagel Ingredients:
● Water
● 10 grams yeast
● 23 grams sugar
● 500 grams bread flour
● 6 grams salt
● 2 Tbsp garlic flakes
● 2 ½ Tbsp onion flakes
● 1 ½ Tbsp white sesame seeds
● 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
● 1 Tbsp black sesame seeds
● ½ Tbsp flaky sea salt
Toppings (optional):
● Cream Cheese
● Tomato Slices
● Capers
● Sliced red onion
● Dill
1. Bloom your yeast by combining warm water (90 degrees fahrenheit) with your yeast and sugar. Give a little stir and let rest for 10 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, add bread flour, salt and yeast mixture and mix with your hands until you get a shaggy dough
3. Turn dough out onto a work surface and begin kneading fr 10 minutes. Once dough reaches a silky smooth surface; fold sides into itself and place in a well oiled bowl. Cover with a damp towel and let rise for one hour.
4. Once the dough has doubled in size, punch the dough in the center to deflate.
5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and divide into 8 equal parts by cutting it in half and then cutting each of those halves into 4 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball by pinching and forming a seam.
6. Place the dough ball seam side down and swirl it around on a non floured surface while maintaining constant contact. Place on a baking sheet and cover a damp towel for 10 minutes.
7. To make the Everything Flavored seasoning, combine onion flakes, garlic flakes, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and sea salt in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
8. Take a dough ball and press a floured thumb and index finger through the center to make a hole. Twirl the dough around two fingers lightly, pulling and stretching it apart. Repeat the process until you get the right width. The hole should be an inch in diameter.
9. Bring a pot of water to a boil
10. Drop bagels in one at a time and leave room in the pot for expansion. Gently boil the bagels for 1-2 minutes per side.
11. Drain bagels and place them on a lightly oiled baking sheet, brush with *egg wash and sprinkle on your everything bagel seasoning.
12. Place in the oven and let back at 425 degrees fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
13. Remove from the oven, let cool and top with your favorite ingredients.
*Beat one large egg and one tablespoon of liquid (water, milk, or cream) in a small bowl with a fork until well combined.
This recipe comes from Joshua Weissman on Youtube, if you need a visual guide look up his video ‘How To Make New York Style Bagels’ and enjoy!