How to Make Onion Bagels

How to Make Onion Bagels

onion bagel recipeOnions bagels are a popular choice for breakfast. They are delicious with eggs, cheese, and ham, bacon, or sausage, or just toasted with a schmear of cream cheese. If you would like to have fresh homemade onion bagels on a weekend morning, try this recipe.


2 cups warm water
2 ¼-ounce packets bulk active dry yeast
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
½ cup dehydrated onion
Approximately 5 cups flour
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water


Combine the warm water, yeast, and 3 tablespoons of sugar and let the mixture stand for 5 minutes, or until foamy. Then add the onion and salt.

Gradually add 4 cups of flour and beat on the medium setting for 5 minutes. Add a little more flour until the dough is stiff. Put the dough on a floured cutting board and knead for about 15 minutes, until it is smooth and not sticky. You can also knead the dough for 2 minutes in a heavy-duty mixer.

Put the dough in a greased bowl and turn it to coat all the sides. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for about 40 minutes until it has doubled in size.

Knead the dough lightly and divide it into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and poke your thumbs through the center to make a hole. Place the bagels on the cutting board, cover lightly, and let them sit in a warm place for 20 minutes.

Boil 3 quarts of water and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Lightly grease a baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Drop the bagels in the water one at a time and boil four or five at a time for about 5 minutes, turning them often. Remove the bagels with a slotted spoon, drain them on a towel, and place them on the baking sheet.

Mix the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the egg wash on top of the bagels. Bake the bagels until they are brown and crusty, about 35 to 40 minutes. Cool them on a wire rack.

If this seems like too much work, you can come to Between Rounds for a delicious fresh bagel. We serve bagels in many flavors with your choice of cream cheese, eggs, and other toppings. Stop in today for breakfast.

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