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15Total Time
45Prep Time
20Bake Time
A little effort

American Bagels

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How to make american bagels

Try something different for breakfast with these delicious fresh American bagels.

Mix and match with yummy spreads such as salmon and cream cheese or a delicious poached egg.

If you enjoyed making these American bagels, give our wholemeal bagels a go!

15Total Time
45Prep Time
20Bake Time
A little effort


  1. Step 1:

    Place the dough ingredients into a mixer with a dough hook attached and mix to a soft dough and knead for 5 minutes. If mixing by hand, put the flour, salt, sugar, malt extract and yeast into a bowl and mix to a dough with the warm water.

  2. Step 2:

    Knead on a floured board for 10 minutes.

  3. Step 3:

    Divide and roll the dough into 8 flat circles, make a hole through the centre of each with your thumb and place onto a greased baking sheet.

  4. Step 4:

    Leave to prove until double in size. Preheat 190°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5).

  5. Step 5:

    Bring the a saucepan of water with 1 tbsp of malt extract to the boil, reduce to a simmer and poach the bagels, a few at a time, for one minute on each side.

  6. Step 6:

    Place the poached bagels back onto the baking sheet.

  7. Step 7:

    Brush with the egg and sprinkle with seeds.

  8. Step 8:

    Bake for approximately 20 minutes.


    • 450g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 2 tsp Salt
    • 1 tsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1 tsp Malt extract
    • 1 Allinson's Easy Bake Yeast Sachet
    • 300ml Warm water
    • 1 tbsp Malt extract
    • 1 Egg glaze
    • A handful Poppy seeds
    • A handful Caraway seeds

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