Give bakeries and coffee shops a run for their money. Homemade bagels from a bread machine taste just as good, cost less and are often better for you (since you get to control the ingredients and portion size). Learn how to make bagels in just four easy steps: make dough; shape; boil; bake.
Start by browsing this collection to find a recipe (like these Cranberry Orange Bagels).
Bread Machine Dough Tips
Let all liquid ingredients come to room temp (70° to 80°).
Measure accurately and add ingredients in the order your machine's manufacturer suggests.
Check dough after 5 minutes of mixing. It should feel smooth, soft and slightly tacky. If it's moist or sticky, add 1 Tbsp. of flour and check again after a few more minutes. If it's dry and crumbly, add 1 Tbsp. of liquid, then check again.
When bread machine cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into balls.
Push your thumb through the center of the dough, forming a 1-in. hole. Stretch and shape dough to form an even ring.
Cover and let rest for 10 minutes; flatten rings slightly.
Fill a Dutch oven two-thirds full with water; bring to a boil. Drop bagels, two at a time, into boiling water. Cook for 45 seconds; turn and cook 45 seconds longer.
After bagels have boiled, remove them from water with a slotted spoon. Drain well on paper towels.
Bake bagels until golden brown according to your recipe's instructions (these Asiago Bagels bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes). Enjoy!