June 21, 2022 5 min read
Baking sourdough is one of life’s great joys. Second only to that would be devouring these delicious Sourdough Bagels?
If you’re looking to expand your sourdough repertoire, then these Sourdough Bagels are the perfect addition. Rather than throwing out your sourdough discard next time you feed your starter, put it to good use and bake these moreish bagels.
Whether you’re a baking novice or a seasoned baker, this sourdough bagel recipe is perfect for bakers of all experience levels. They only take 25 minutes of prep and another 35 minutes of baking time, so you won’t have to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen. Instead, you’ll need a handful of staple ingredients from your pantry and some elbow grease to create the perfect bagels, every time.
Just like our sourdough soft pretzels, this simple step-by-step recipe for soft sourdough bagels comes together in minutes, rises overnight and bakes in 35 minutes.
If you’ve never made homemade bagels, worry not, because you can shape your dough into the signature bagel shape in four simple steps.
However, you can also watch this video to see for yourself how to master the perfect bagel shape at home.
While one of the best ways to enjoy sourdough bagels is warm with some salt or slathered in butter or cream cheese, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your bagels so you can eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
One way to enjoy bagels is by cutting them in half, toasting them and layering delicious combinations of fillings, such as cranberry, brie and turkey or egg and bacon. There is no limit to what you can put on your bagel, so be creative with your combinations.
Meanwhile, you might want to try topping your homemade bagels with avocado, melted cheddar cheese, mozzarella or even Nutella for a sweet treat. Think of your bagel as a blank canvas – you can paint them with any flavour combinations you like. It’s all about being creative and seeing what works for you and your tastes.
After baking, store bagels, covered, at room temperature for up to one week. Storing in the fridge is not recommended.
However, if you’re freezing baked bagels, let them cool completely. Then, wrap the bagels individually in plastic wrap and place in a freezer-safe container for up to three months.
To reheat frozen bagels, let them thaw on the counter. Then, cut them in half and heat in the toaster.
However, if your bagels are stale, then you can reheat them in the following ways:
While there are hundreds of recipes you can make using sourdough discard, we have compiled 7 of our favourite sourdough discard recipes on our blog. Perfect for every palate, these sweet and savoury recipes include fluffy sourdough pancakes, fried chicken, baker’s banana bread, and golden sourdough waffles.
Most of these sourdough discard recipes take under 20 minutes of hands-on work, so they’re perfect if you’re looking for a quick recipe on a lazy Sunday or rainy day.
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