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Montreal bagels

CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,195
edited 8:27AM in EggHead Forum
Followed this recipe posted by a forum member a while ago... [url]
modification: reduced to 4 tbsp sugar. For boiling, used a small CI pot on induction cooker with sufficient water to boil 2-3 at a time.

Important step for that ‘chewiness’…


Baked one dozen in egg. My new 16” baking stone on PS legs down, 450*, about 12 min per side. Juggled few times for even brown-ness. This is a forgiving bake because the boiling stops the yeast…

Also baked one dozen in kitchen convection oven…

oven vs. egg assessment: both have good texture and chewiness. the oven batch smell pure/bland. The egg batch has small hint of ‘meat’ smell even after a 30 min clean burn, time for another egg dedicated to baking ;)

Toronto, Canada


  • That is great, Gary. Nice job and now I am really hungry for a sesame bagel. Those look prettier than our local bagel shop!
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,195
    Thanks Faith, they're really easy to make, taste better than most bagels sold locally which are essentially bagel-shaped buns.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    fresh, yeasty, chewy goodness :) one of my BIGGEST weakness's :)
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Nice cook Gary!!
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,195
    Julie, just add cream cheese and smoked salmon (hot or cold)!
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Beautiful Gary! I was on a baking kick when I was around 13 years old, haven't made them since. Think I might have to give that a try.
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,195
    Thanks Molly, it was good but don't like the hint of 'meat' smell :blush: probably won't do it again unless I dedicate the Small or get a 2nd Large for baking only. doing a clean burn before a bake is too much work.
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,195
    Thanks Teresa, started at 13! you must be a pro baker.
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Those look amazing Gary
    Great job on the bagels :)

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,195
    Thanks Shane. They're easy to make and beat most store bought bagels hands down, give it a try.
  • wkygrillerwkygriller Posts: 408
    Nice looking bagels ;). I can only imagine what they would taste like with smoked salmon and cream cheese. I saw the recipe and thought about giving it a try, but never did. After seeing yours I will make time this week. Thanks for sharing.
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    Nice bagels Gary......perfect for a Sunday morning. :)
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