Thursday, October 21, 2010


Last night I had a dream that I ran a 5k. Like my other running experiences, I was left running by myself. And then...I got lost!  I couldn't find the finish line. I was all by myself, walking (at this point) around trying to figure out where I was. This makes sense because one of my running fears is that I won't make it to the finish line...I'll just keel over... or stop at the nearest Panera to get a bagel.

Bagels are delicious.

Especially when you make them yourself.

Homemade Bagels
 Adapted from Tammy's Recipes
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 packets instant dry yeast
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt 
4 cups bread flour
1-2 tablespoons baking soda
1/4 cup dried blueberries
sesame seeds
1 egg, beaten

Combine warm water, yeast and sugar in small bowl and let sit until foamy (10-15 minutes).

In a large bowl combine 2 cups flour and salt add the foamy water mixture. Mix well. Slowly add remaining flour. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth (add more flour if necessary).

Place dough in a greased bowl and cover to let raise until doubled in size (45 minutes).

Once raised, punch dough down. Divide dough in half (half for blueberry bagels and half for sesame bagels). Knead in dried blueberries in half the dough. Don't add add anything to the other half of dough.

Form 4 round balls from each half of dough (8 total). Stick your thumb in the middle of the ball to form the hole.

In a large pot boil water (approx. 8 cups). Once boiling add 1-2 tablespoons baking soda. Drop bagels into boiling water for 1-2 minutes, until puffy and the shape is set.

Remove bagels and set on wire rack. Brush the tops of all your bagels with beaten egg. The beaten egg is what makes it turn a nice golden brown.  Sprinkle sesame seeds on the 4 plain bagels.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

Serve warm.



  1. You're brilliant! I'm totally going to try these this weekend!

  2. LOVED the bagels. Tried them and they were ah-mazing. I'm converted. My mom knows who you are from church, and clued me in to your blog! Thanks!

  3. I'm so glad that you tried making these!! Aren't they great? I'm glad your mom told you about the blog! :)