Hartford House

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Home-Style Bagel Recipe

 Salmon Bagel Photo : Jackie Cameron

Salmon Bagel
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Baked, Quick and Easy Home-Style Bagel

 Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

Left-over dinner on bread was always one of my favourites because it put new life into yesterday’s meal, and the memories that went with it. Think low-GI, whole-wheat, brown or rye bread. Alternatives for bread can be pitas, tortillas, pancakes, flapjacks, bagels, mini pizzas, or bake interesting homemade vegetable bread.

Makes : 4

Ingredients :

500ml White Bread Flour

7.5ml White Sugar

4ml Fine Salt

7.5ml Vegetable Oil

5ml Instant Yeast

180ml Water

Method :

Mix all the ingredients together, place the dough out onto a counter, and knead for about 10minutes, or until the dough is uniform and smooth.

1) Weigh the dough (should be about 500gr), divide into 4 equal sized balls (125gr each).

2) Let rest for about 20 minutes on a floured tray, covered with a damp cloth.

3) Lightly roll the dough out to form a round shape with a rolling pin. Use a small cutter and make a hole in the centre to form the centre of the bagel.

4) Pre-heat oven to 200ºC.

5) Let the bagels rest for another 20 minutes, covered with a damp cloth.

6) Place the bagels onto an oven tray that has been greased. Egg wash, with one egg and 15ml water, the outside of the bagel.

7) Place the bagels in the oven for 10 minutes, flip over and bake for another 10 minutes.

8) Let them cool for at least 20 minutes, before cutting.

Serve Per person with :

10ml Butter

20ml Cream Cheese

90gr Smoked Salmon

Fresh Rocket Leaves

Black Sesame Seeds

Freshly Grinded Black Pepper

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jackie Cameron
Hartford House, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713