"I accidentally stumbled upon a method for making bagels that were structurally and texturally superior, I decided to take advantage of that fact, and the San Francisco-style bagel was born." — Chef John
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bread flour, divided in half
1 1/2 teaspoons
active dry yeast
1 1/4 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
cornmeal, or as needed
sesame seeds, or more if desired
I love Montreal bagels so I was hoping for a similar bagel. There is some similarity, but still did not hit the mark for my dream bagels. I would add less salt to the boiling water next time. Thanks for sharing Chef John!
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These were fun! They are a little different then what we are used to, but they are very flavorful and I could see doing some different things with them in the future....poppy seed, garlic, cheese toppings. My only complaint is you would need to make them the night before in order to enjoy them in the morning....makes you really appreciate neighborhood bakeries! :)
Very tasty, but I'm from Argentina and this was the first time I made them because I've never eaten bagels and I wanted to try them. But I love bread and I thought that these were very good. I recommned adding a little bit more of salt, I added 2 tsp. I made them with all-purpose flour and they turned out good, I just let the dough proof a bit longer just in case.
these are the best bagels I have ever made once you get use to making them you can start adding what you like I am a everything bagel girl and OMG these are awesome really give them a try you will never buy a store bought bagel again easy and really really good great recipe Chef John like always
Dough was not stiff enough. Fell apart when it got wet. Couldn't take the heat.
these were so simple. I don't know why I have been buying bagels all these years. Great tasting doesn't even describe how good they are
These bagels were easy to make and we all loved them. I made some sesame and some salt. I will try to make everything ones this weekend.
Thanks for the great recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
San Francisco Style Bagels
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 19
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