Bagels New York Style (episode #28)


  • 1 cup plus 2 to 3 tablespoons  Water (ice cold)
  • 2 tablespoons of Malt Syrup
  • 2 3/4 cups of bread flour
  • 4 teaspoons of Wheat Gluten
  • 2 teaspoons of rapid rise yeast
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
    Add to water for boiling:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda


  • Dissolve malt syrup into ice-cold water
  • mix flour, wheat gluten, and yeast with the dissolved malt and water
  • mix until a shaggy dough develops
  • add salt and continue to mix until the dough has fully come together
  • dump the dough out onto an unfloured workstation and kneed until smooth
  • Divide dough into 6 equal pieces and cover loosely with plastic wrap.
  • using one piece of dough at a time while the others remain covered, work the dough into tight even balls and cover while working the next
  • Let dough balls rest covered, for 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the baking sheet with cornmeal.
  • Shape bagels as shown in the video (all of the extra steps, rolling, and twisting help develop the gluten)
  • Cover sheet tightly with plastic and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  • One hour before baking, place a baking stone on the upper-middle rack and heat the oven to 450°
  • Bring 4 quarts of water, sugar, and baking soda to boil in a large pot.
  • boil each bagel for 20 seconds on each side. Using a wire skimmer or slotted spoon should be used to flip your bagels
  • remove bagels to a wire rack and as they start to cool, dip the side without cornmeal into the toppings you choose (I used the everything topping in this video)
  • Place sheet with bagels on a preheated baking stone with a tray of water in the lower rack to create steam (this will help to form a crispy outer shell)
  • Bake until tops of bagels are beginning to brown 10 minutes or so
  • remove baking tray so the bagels are now sitting on the baking stone and bake till golden brown another 10 to 12 minutes
  • Remove from oven and let them cool on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes
  • Serve warm or at room temperature and Enjoy!
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