Have you heard about these? They are all over the internet and Facebook. I had to try them. They sounded to good and to easy to be true. But guess what? They were! I wish I had taken pictures as I went but I really wasn’t expecting good results. I thought I’d share the recipe with all of you, in case you haven’t seen it.
1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt ( I used Fage)
1 cup self rising flour
Pinch of salt
I egg white, beaten for the egg wash
Any seasonings of your choice.
In a large bowl, add the yogurt and salt. Next, add the flour. Use a rubber spatula to mix together. It will be crumbly at first.
Flour your hands and work surface and begin kneading. Knead for 20 to 30 times until it easily forms a ball. Cut the dough into fourths. Roll each section into a long rope, about 1/2″ to 3/4″ in diameter. Bring the two ends together to form a circle and pinch the ends together to make a bagel shape.
Place bagels on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Baste with the egg wash, add seasonings. For this batch, I just sprinkled on some sesame seeds. Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. If you like them crispy, turn the oven up to 500 degrees and cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer.
**Note: There is the option of boiling them for 1 to 2 minutes before baking. I chose to just bake them and I loved them.
You can be very creative with your seasonings and flavorings.
An added bonus: You can use this to make pizza crust! I’ve even heard of people making calzones with it. It seems the possibilities are endless! Have fun creating the perfect bagel for you!