Artisan Chocolate Cherry Bagels

The chewy, tender texture of a bagel meets tart cherries and sweet chocolate in this delightful artisan bagel recipe. Made with Lesaffre's Star'Bake Rustic, this formula contains just six simple ingredients to simplify the baking process.

Artisan Chocolate Cherry Bagels

Prep Time: 4+ hours
Bake Time: 15 - 18 minutes
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Bread Flour25-10011340
Star'Bake Rustic145-570
Dried Cherries5-202268
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips5-202268
Vegetable Oil145-570
Water +/-131255-237

Lesaffre Products Used


Blend all dry ingredients for 1 minute in a mixer at a slow speed. Continue mixing for 4 minutes on your mixer’s first speed and then for an additional 5 to 6 minutes on your mixer’s second speed, or until the dough is 95% developed. Next, add dried cherries and chocolate chips and blend on low until combined. Maintain the dough temperature at 80°F (27°C).


Once the dough is fully developed, divide dough into 4.2 oz (120 g) portions and form dough into the desired shape. Traditional bagel rings, bagel sticks, or bite-sized portions are recommended. Once the dough has been formed, retard bagels for a minimum of 4 hours in a cooler.


Next, place bagels into boiling water, containing honey, for several minutes or until the bagels begin to float to the surface. Option: top each bagel with cinnamon sugar.


Bake at 428°F (220°C) in a wood·fired, rack, deck or revolving oven. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, let cool and enjoy.



The above is a suggestion only.

Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact Lesaffre and Red Star’s world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094.