Boiling Bagels

8 Jan

I love to bake, and yesterday I was inspired to try making bagels. I have attempted these years ago with some success, but it was prior to going gluten free which is a whole different ball game. This recipe is simple and only requires a few ingredients. It is gluten, dairy, soy and grain free…and tasty too (I promise).

Oh yeah, my husband is the best baking helper ever

Tapioca Flour Bagels

– 1 ¾ Cups tapioca flour

– 1 tbsp. baking powder 

– 2 eggs

– t tbsp. olive oil

– 1/4 Cup water 

(I added rosemary, a pinch of salt and a little garlic powder to make them savory, but you could add cinnamon and raisins if you prefer) 

Preheat oven to 450° F
1. Boil 3 quarts of water
2. Mix all ingredients til well blended
3. Knead it for a few more minutes, then let it rest about 10 minutes.
4. Separate into 4 equal pieces and form into bagels (NOTE: I discovered it is better to keep them a little smaller, i would recommend dividing into 6 pieces)
5. Drop dough into boiling water for 1.5 – 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon or tongs, turn over and boil for another 1.5 – 2 minutes.

6. Remove with a slotted spoon or tongs and place on un-greased baking pan. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes on an un-greased pan.
7. Remove and let cool. Slice with a serrated knife.

After slicing the bagels we toasted them and ate them with butter. Mmm, crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside- perfect! I will definitely make them again and try out some different flavors. Yum.


(photos by my husband)


4 Responses to “Boiling Bagels”

  1. Elsa January 8, 2012 at 20:00 #

    Beautiful! I miss you guys, and miss being your house midget.

    • britandelsa January 8, 2012 at 21:11 #

      miss you too. let me just figure out a way to move to Sweden…and I’ll be right over:)

  2. Eggton January 8, 2012 at 02:45 #

    Wow, these look really good! I have been wanting to make some– and vacillating between bagels and English muffins. Looks like these are a total success.

    • britandelsa January 8, 2012 at 21:12 #

      The bagel process is fun…boiling dough and watching it expand in the water is a thrill! And they are tasty and keep well.

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