Honey Bagels

These classic New York-style bagels have a chewy exterior and are slightly sweet with the addition of honey. Slice and toast topped with cream cheese or a variety of fruit spreads for a tasty treat.

Honey Bagels

Prep Time: 2-4 hours
Bake Time: 15-18 minutes
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Bread Flour50-10020-
Sea Salt1-2-400
Saf-Pro Anti-Blister 3.0-1.60.2-40
Saf-Instant Red-40.5-100
Red Star Dry Malt 20° Lintner-81-200
Saf-Pro Softness 3.1+V-20.25-50
Unsalted Butter183-600
Water +/-26-5210400

Lesaffre Products Used


Combine dry ingredients in a spiral mixer and blend at a low speed for 1 minute. Add water, honey, butter and unsalted butter. Continue to mix for 4 minutes on your mixer’s first speed and then for an additional 6 minutes on your mixer’s second speed, or until dough is fully developed. Maintain dough temperature at 78°F (26°C).


Once the dough is fully developed, allow it to rest, covered, for 10 minutes. Next portion dough into 3.5 oz (100 g) portions and shape into bagels. Allow dough portions to proof for 20 minutes. Place bagels into a cooler or retarder for 2 to 4 hours.


Prior taking them heat water to approximately 180°F (82°C) add Red Star 3 LD Dry Malt 1% based on water weight. Place the bagels in the malt water and allow them to float to the surface. With a scope or sifter transfer the bagels to a baking sheet, apply toppings like cheese, sesame or poppy seeds and bake at 450°F (232°C) for 15 to 18 minutes until golden.



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 our world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094.