San Francisco Style Bagels
Boiled and baked bagels achieve a crunchy outside and chewy inside.
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!
The flavor was very good and would have been better had I some sesame seeds or poppy seeds. Couldn't find them so MUST have used them up and forgotten. I know he said they were CHEWY, and boy he was right, I tried one without toasting and it was really tough. I even had a HARD time cutting them, but once they were toasted, YUMMY and CRUNCHY. I gave some to a friend and she too found them hard to cut, but delicious after toasting. I'm going to try again hoping to not have them not so tough the next time.
These were easy! So chewy best bagels I’ve ever made. Yippee with everything bagel seasoning on 1st batch. 2nd added 1 fresh minced jalapeño and sharp cheddar cheese and topped with cheese prior to barking. 3rd batch added cinnamon and raisins.
I made these more like Montreal-style bagels by adding sugar to the dough and rolling the dough into ropes and hand forming the bagels by joining the ends. Delicious!
First, 1 lb of bread flour is a little over 3 cups. The bagels were very good and my family loved them. My modifications were minor... I did broil the bagels (on high, middle rack) for 2 min per side before boiling since the dough seemed a little wet. I boiled with 2 tablespoons of sugar (no salt) because I wanted to top with garlic salt and Parmesan. Instead of an egg wash, I used olive oil. My family lives them and requests them all the time.
I loved it so much and I have made it 4 different times. My family and my friends love them. I suggest boiling for one minute per side not two it gives the bagels a more chewy texture. I LOVED IT SO MUCH!
They didn't rise as much and took longer to do so than I thought they would, but it was 14° here today! I didn't have cornmeal or parchment paper, so I used vegetable oil spray on the baking sheet. Definitely recommend drying the bagels a bit on a wire rack after boiling them. I used egg wash and made 4 Everythings and 4 Parm/Reggiano bagels. Set the timer for 20 minutes because my oven runs a bit hot. They were baked perfectly in about 23 minutes