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Recipe: Red Onion & Chive Bagels

May 18, 2014

Red Onion & Chive BagelsToday, I had such a craving for some bagels, but we don’t tend to buy them ever. I started browsing pinterest for a recipe to see if it was something that was easy to make or not. Turns out, they’re pretty easy and I had all the ingredients too! I didn’t fancy just plain bagels, so decided to add to the base recipe with some red onion and fresh chives. They are seriously so good! I just wish I had some cream cheese to spread on them. I made mine a wholegrain mix, but you can just make plain white bagels by removing the wholegrain flour for strong white flour instead to make it up to 500g. *Recipe adapted from this one.

– 350g strong white flour
– 150g wholegrain flour
– 1 sachet (6g) dried yeast powder
– 1 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar
– 1 1/2 cups warm water
– 1 ½ teaspoons salt
– ½ red onion, very, very finely chopped
– 1 small handfull of fresh chives, very finely chopped

Red Onion & Chive BagelsUse ½ cup of the warm water in a jug and add in the dried yeast and granulated sugar, but don’t stir it. Leave it for 5 minutes, then stir the mixture to combine. Meanwhile, in a bowl mix together the two flours and the salt, then make a well in the middle and pour in the yeast mix.
Red Onion & Chive Bagels Red Onion & Chive Bagels Red Onion & Chive BagelsMix in the red onion and chives then on a floured worktop, kneed the dough mix for roughly 10 minutes till it becomes nice and firm but elastic. You might need to add in a little more water or flour, but just see how you get on first.
Red Onion & Chive Bagels Red Onion & Chive BagelsPlace it in a large bowl to prove. I hate washing up, so I just lined the bowl I was using before and lined it with greaseproof paper. Oil the bowl or paper and coat the dough mix in it too. Leave it to prove in a warm place for approximately an hour to rise. Once risen, knock it back and leave it for another 10 minutes.
Red Onion & Chive Bagels Divide the mix into 6 balls, then one at a time, place the ball on the worktop and in a circular motion roll it into a nice smoothe ball, then use your thumb to push a hole in the centre and stretch the dough out. I found it easier to swing the dough around my thumb a couple times to stretch it out (think like what they do with pizza dough, just around your thumb instead haha).
Red Onion & Chive Bagels Red Onion & Chive BagelsIn a large pan, boil some water and preheat the oven to 220ºC. Once the water is boiled, place each dough ring in the water one at a time (I could only fit one dough ring in my pan at a time). Leave it to boil for roughly a minute, then flip it and do the same. Remove onto a lightly greased baking tray and repeat with each ring.
Red Onion & Chive BagelsPlace in the oven for 20 minutes then leave to cool! (or just cut one open straight away and spread it with some butter like we did – we’re so impatient hah).
Red Onion & Chive Bagels Red Onion & Chive BagelsLook at that golden deliciousness. I can’t wait to fill it with a ham salad tomorrow for my lunch. I love that the onion and chive flavour isn’t too strong too. It’s the perfect amount of onionyness haha 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Reply
    rachel banek
    May 20, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    oh my goodness these look ah-mazing!! i’ve always wanted to try making bagels!
    enjoy them for me haha 🙂


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