This homemade breakfast bagel recipe makes a dozen delicious, chewy, New York style bagels. The traditional bagel recipe proofs in the refrigerator overnight to produce a rich, flavorful product!

Here's what you'll need...

You'll Need:

– 495 grams (2 cups, plus 2 tablespoons) water – 6 grams (2 teaspoons) active dry yeast – 17 grams (1 tablespoon) molasses plus several tablespoons for boiling

You'll Need:

– 866 grams (7 cups) bread flour – 9 grams (2 teaspoons) Morton kosher salt – coarse cornmeal for dusting


- Digital Food Scale - Bench Scraper - Instant Read Thermometer - Baking Stone - Stand Mixer - Sheet Pans


Bloom the Yeast:

Whisk in the yeast and  molasses until both are dissolved. Allow the mixture to sit until it’s foamy on top, about 5 minutes.

Make the Dough:

Whisk together flour and salt in a stand mixer bowl. Combine the yeast mixture with the flour on low speed, just until a shaggy dough forms.

Allow Dough To Rise:

Allow the dough to rise on top of the warm stove for 60 - 90 minutes, until it’s nearly doubled in size.

Divide the Dough:

Punch down the risen dough a few times to release some of the gas that formed. Using a bench scraper, divide the dough.

Form the Bagels:

Push through the center of the ball using both thumbs to make a hole. Then, continue to stretch the bagel until it reaches about 4 inches across.

Proof the Bagels:

Securely cover the bagels. Allow dough to proof overnight in the refrigerator for 12 - 18 hours.

Boil the Bagels:

Boil water over high heat in the dutch oven. Once the water is at a rolling boil, add in molasses, a tablespoon at a time, until the water is dark brown.

Boil the Bagels:

Allow the bagels to boil for 30 seconds on the first side, then flip and boil for an additional 30 seconds on the second side.

Bake the Bagels:

Arrange the oven racks to the upper and lower thirds of the oven. Place a pizza stone on each of the racks, then heat oven to 450°F.

Bake the Bagels:

Carefully, remove the hot pizza stones from the oven. Place bagels on the stone. Bake for 15 -19 minutes, until bagels are deeply browned on top.

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