Food for thought: Canadian Style Bagels

Happy Thursday! As promised, I am sharing my recipe for Bagels today. By the way, how do you like your bagels? Chewy or not? I like my bagels chewy for sure. I really enjoy baking bagels because I can choose my own toppings and just be creative with them. I tried a few different bagel recipes in the last few days like NY Style Bagel, SF Style Bagel and decided to share the Canadian Style Bagel instead. With the help of my daughter, she suggested a few toppings and that includes Jalapeno and Sun-dried tomatoes. However, I don’t have these two toppings made today but will make them for sure in a few days.

I have the following toppings for my bagels: Chia seeds, Sesame seeds, Everything, Oats and Cinnamon Raisins. Other toppings that you may like to try are: Sun-dried tomatoes, Jalapeno, Cheese and Poppy seeds.

Ingredients: 12 Bagels

  • 1 3/4 cups warm water
  • 3 tsp Instant dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 5 cups Bread flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Toppings: Optional

  • poppy seeds, cheese, sesame seeds, chia seeds, everything or your choice
  • 1 egg to brush for toppings

Preparation: 2 hours

  • In a large bowl, mix well all the dry ingredients
  • Add warm water together with vanilla extract and mix well
  • On a floured surface, knead the dough for about 10-15 minutes
  • On a large oiled bowl let the dough rise until doubled about 45 min to an hour covered with a damp cloth
  • Knead again for about 5 min
  • Divide the dough into twelve portions
  • Form dough into rounds and let it rise for about 10 minutes covered with a damp cloth
  • Preheat oven to 425F
  • Boil water in a big pot
  • Put a hole in the middle of each dough forming like a wheel
  • Let them set for about 10 min
  • Once the water is boiling, drop each dough and boil 2 minute on each side if you want your bagel chewy, otherwise just boil a minute on each side and don’t overcrowd them
  • Brush off with egg and put the toppings of your choice
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until brown


Published by Amazing Grace

Hi there, my name is Grace M Dy and I always called myself as “Dy Amazing Grace”. I am a blessed with two children David and Charmaine. I live to laugh, love, travel and cook and bake sometimes. I love the nature especially the oceans and the smell of the rainforest. I travel a lot with my daughter and would like to share the places that we’ve been. I do cook and bake not as a professional one but just as a simple mom and I would like to share them with you all.

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