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Homemade Parmesan Bagel Recipe

The BEST homemade parmesan bagels. Make delicious bagels at home that rival any from your favorite bagel shop!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword einstein bagels, asiago, boiled, easy, homemade bagels, parmesan bagels
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 bagels
Calories 240kcal


  • 4 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese


  • In a large bowl combine 1 1/4 c. flour, 1 1/2 c. warm water, 2T. active dry yeast, and 3T. sugar.
  • Mix on low speed. Scrape the sides of the bowl. Mix on high speed for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 1 T. salt and 3 more cups of flour.
  • Mix until a stiff dough is achieved. Use the dough hook (or knead by hand on a lightly floured surface) 5-8 minutes.
  • Cover and let rise for 15 minutes.
  • Divide into 12 sections. Roll each section into a ball.
  • Press thumb through the center of each ball and gently pull in all directions until a uniform ring has formed.
  • Place on a lightly floured surface, cover, and let rest for 20 minutes.
  • While dough rests, grate parmesan cheese.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 remaining 1T. sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Reduce heat to med-low.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Boil 4 bagels at a time for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer each bagel to a cooling rack to drain for 15-20 seconds then transfer to a baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
  • Repeat until all 12 bagels have been boiled.
  • Brush each bagel with an egg wash (1 egg + 1 T water) then sprinkle liberally with cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Lay a piece of foil over the pan to prevent the cheese from burning. Bake another 10 minutes. Cool on pan.



Calories: 240kcal