Best New York Style Bagels

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It's been a little over 20 years since I thought about making bagels again.


When my kids were little these were a once a week staple in our home but that was when we still lived in Upstate New York.


In the middle of a snowy winter when I needed warm up the house with the oven on to keep the warm.


There was no better aroma than making New York Style bagels with cinnamon and raisins.


We love bagels, and these are the best New York Style Bagels you can make in your own kitchen recipe.

Best New York Water Bagels baked with raisins, cinnamon sugar, molded homemade dough into doughnuts shapes then boiled in sugar water. Baked with Asiago cheese, blueberries, cherry, best bagels New York Style cooling





Copycat from the Bagel Grove in Utica New York bagels. Best New York Water Bagels baked with raisins, cinnamon sugar, molded homemade dough into doughnuts shapes then boiled in sugar water. Baked with Asiago cheese, blueberries, cherry, best bagels New York Style cooling







Copycat from the Bagel Grove in Utica New York bagels. Best New York Water Bagels baked with raisins, cinnamon sugar, molded homemade dough into doughnuts shapes then boiled in sugar water. Baked with Asiago cheese, blueberries, cherry, best bagels New York Style cooling


Impressed for sure!




When we moved to Florida I just never got inspired again to make them since it's always so hot here.



Then today my son Chad my oldest son, inspired me. He always loads up with bagels when visiting home in Utica, New York.



He headed right for the Bagel Grove, buying a bakers dozen of 13.



He is a huge fan of their bagels and claims they're the best, maybe until now.



I am pretty sure I made a huge impression on him making these. This recipe came out great. His favorite flavor are raisin bagels.



I didn't split the dough this time. I made a double recipe and made raisin for him and plain for me. I love mine with toasted sesame seeds on top.



I just brush the tops with egg then sprinkle whatever you want on it.




Bake your favorite kinds!


If you love Asiago cheese bagels. I add the cheese about 10 minutes before they are done baking.



You can make any kind you want. When following the direction, split the dough into small different mounds. Add fresh blueberries, raspberry, raisins or any dried fruits.



You can choose the ingredients and flavors. Just remember to add the dried fruits in the salt and sugar stage. Otherwise for the tops, sprinkle that on before baking!



You can sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top with brush butter to be a French toast bagel. There are so many variations. The skies the limit on your creations.



Water bagels are a soft a little chewy bagel that is great toasted, plain or to even use in breakfast and lunch sandwiches.



Son Chad and Grandson Antonio eating Best New York Water Bagels baked with raisins, cinnamon sugar, molded homemade dough into doughnuts shapes then boiled in sugar water. Baked with Asiago cheese, blueberries, cherry, best bagels New York Style cooling



He forgot that mom knew how to make them so here I am in Florida it's 87 degrees out satisfying his craving today.



There will always be foods we miss and there is no doubt if your looking for great foods you always can count of our hometown to deliver that promise of having the best.




This one's for you Chad, enjoy until you visit home again these will have to do!



Raisin bagels dough rising to make Best New York Water Bagels baked with raisins, cinnamon sugar, molded homemade dough into doughnuts shapes then boiled in sugar water. Baked with Asiago cheese, blueberries, cherry, best bagels New York Style cooling



Dough for bagels mixed



dough covered rising for bagels new york style



make bagels and rounds with hole in center ready for water bath





water bagels boiling to get a shine




Best New York Water Bagels baked with raisins, cinnamon sugar, molded homemade dough into doughnuts shapes then boiled in sugar water. Baked with Asiago cheese, blueberries, cherry, best bagels New York Style cooling



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Best New York Water Bagels baked with raisins, cinnamon sugar, molded homemade dough into doughnuts shapes then boiled in sugar water. Baked with Asiago cheese, blueberries, cherry, best bagels New York Style cooling





It's a great feeling when you recreated something you can't get anywhere else!


This copycat recipe for bagels from home, isn't exact. It's however a close second!



The kids loved them and we don't get back to Utica New York very often. We will still buy our bakers dozen of the best bagels in our hometown when we go there.



We love the bagel grove.


For the the best New York Style Bagels are coming out of my kitchen!



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BEST NEW YORK STYLE BAGELS

prep time: 25 minscook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 25 mins

ingredients:

1 1/3 cups lukewarm water
1 package yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar
3 1/2 cups flour and more handling

Water for boiling plus 3 tablespoons of sugar 

1 egg whites or 1 whole egg beaten and toppings (if using them)

Note: toppings will not stick unless you brush them first with egg whites, then add what you like (ie: sesame seeds, caraway seeds, herb and garlic use 1 teaspoon mixed herbs along with 1 teaspoon dried onion or granulated garlic) or add Asiago cheese before baking, just on tops of the dough

 For Cinnamon Raisin: Add 1/4 cup raisins and 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon added in the sugar / salt stage of this recipe. 

instructions:

Add the water and yeast together and sit for 5 minutes. Add next the sugar and salt. Mix in the flour until mixed together. Knead for 10 minutes, dough should be firm but a little moist, (add a few more tablespoon of warm water if too dry).

 Cover  with a dampened towel and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.  

Punch down let rest around 15 minutes.

Roll dough onto a floured board into small balls approximately 8 to 10 pieces.


Place floured finger in the center and make a 1/2 in diameter hole stretch as necessary.

Put  them on a cookie sheet that has been oil sprayed or on to parchment paper. Cover again with a damp towel for 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.


Bring a large saucepan of water (around 3 quarts) to a boil with 3 tablespoons of sugar.


Drop one bagel at a time in the boiling water, (don't crowd them) cooking for 1 minute on each side, (2 minutes on each side for chewier bagels).
Remove with slotted spoon and place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Brush with egg whites and sprinkle with whatever topping you choose or just brush them making them plain as we like them.

Bake at 425 degree hot oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden browned.

Note: you can make this dough, shape into rings and freeze it , thaw overnight and then boil them to make fresh anytime.

Eat them within 2 days or freeze  them for freshest results. Also when storing place in a paper bag lined with wax paper.
calories
120
fat (grams)
4
carbs (grams)
11
protein (grams)
5
sugar (grams)
4
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12 comments

  1. Your photos are beautiful and the bagels look yummy!

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  2. Aren't you nice treating your son and grandson to these fabulous bagels! I bet the whole house smelled of yeast and cinnamon while these were cooking...heavenly!!!

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  3. I love those photos of him little! I used to make bagels all the time too! Need to get back to it!

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  4. So fun (and a bit dangerous!) when you can make your own bagels at home! My favorites are asiago cheese and cinnamon raisin :)

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  5. Nothing like freshly made bagels at home! Lots of cream cheese for me and I'm set :) These look delicious!

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  6. yum! I love bagels, but haven't made them before. now you have me inspired

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  7. Wow...good for you. I have NEVER tried to make bagels. I do like to make bread, and I have made pretzels. These look fantastic....and nothing beats home baked. The aroma would be AWESOME!!

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  8. Yes, Miss Claudia, I am totally impressed!! OMG, I can only imagine how great they are warm!! Love all the pixs and steps...thank you, luv! xo

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  9. Oh My!! This is a fabulous recipe and it brings memories of when my oldest son and I lived in Brazil for 3 years, had a hankering for a bagel and there were none to be found anywhere! Wish I had this recipe then xo

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  10. I bet your house smelled good while making these.

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  11. It doesn't get much better than this

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  12. I can almost taste these bagels from here... They look absolutely wonderful!

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