How to make Bagel Bread -

A Polish specialty bread

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Butter (मक्खन )

Cuisine : Polish

Course : Breads

Bagel Bread

Bagel Bread Recipe Card


Every country in the world has its own elaborate styles of making bread which vary from being utterly simple to categorically complex. The quality of ingredients, precise measures, timings, methods and techniques of making these breads is what contributes to each bread having a unique character of its own.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 1.30-2 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bagel Bread Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 2½ cups + for dusting

  • Butter for greasing

  • Fresh yeast 1 tablespoon

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Egg 1

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) to sprinkle

  • White sesame seeds to sprinkle

  • Black sesame seeds (kale til) to sprinkle


Step 1

Mix fresh yeast with 2 tablespoons water and ½ teaspoon castor sugar in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 10 seconds. Set aside to activate.

Step 2

Sieve refined flour into a bowl. Add salt and remaining castor sugar and mix well. Add activated yeast and mix well. Add some water and knead into soft dough.

Step 3

Dust a worktop with some flour, place the dough and stretch it. Dust a bowl with some flour, place the dough in it, cover with a damp muslin cloth and set aside to prove for 25-30 minutes.

Step 4

Dust the worktop with some flour, place the dough and knead again. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.

Step 5

Grease a baking tray with some butter.

Step 6

Dust your palms with some flour, take each portion and shape them into balls. Cut few balls from the centre using a small cookie cutter, place them onto a greased baking tray.

Step 7

Take remaining balls, stretch into a long shape, criss-cross to seal edges and shape into a roundel. Place them on the greased baking tray, cover with damp muslin cloth and prove for 10-15 minutes.

Step 8

Heat some water in a non-stick pan. Add salt and bring to boil. Add bagels and poach form both sides for a minute.

Step 9

Preheat oven at 180ºC. Grease another baking tray with some butter and dust with some flour.

Step 10

Remove bagels from water and cool. Transfer them on the baking tray.

Step 11

Break egg into a bowl and whisk well. Brush some egg mixture over bagels, sprinkle some poppy seeds over 2 bagels. Sprinkle some white sesame seeds and black sesame seeds over remaining bagels.

Step 12

Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.

Step 13


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