Bagels – Recipe and styling

Bagels – Recipe and styling

I love bagels, but I have never found a good recipe, until I found this one! Today we will make the best bagels in history.

Among my personal projects is learning to cook, many times it happened to me that the dough did not grow, or wasn´t spongy and in certain way I was discouraged. However with this recipe they are perfect.

Of course I can´t cook without taking photos of the finished product, that´s why I decided to use one of my favorite backgrounds (here is the link if you want to check it), a dark one, a little dramatic, is great for bread because they contrast so well. This one is doble sided and not heavy, making it perfect for transport if you have to take photos “on site” (check the “on site” food photography post!).

In food photography, photos that show the product very close are always effective

In the photo on the right you can see the texture and the details, that is a photo that whet your appetite, that´s what we want to achieve!.
every time I take photos in addition to thinking about an open composition, I always try to take a photo of the details. For these cases it is ideal to have a macro lens (I have this one), but it is not 100% necessary either, the photo above was taken with a 50mm lens.

Now what we all want, the recipe!

-10g instant dried yeast
-500g all purpose flour
-23g sugar (or 1.5 tablespoon)
-320ml warm water
-6g salt (1.5 teaspoons)
-1 egg
-sesame seeds and oregano (optional)

-Heat the water in the microwave for 30 seconds (until 37ºC approximately), add the sugar and the yeast. Let stand 10 minutes.
-In a bowl place the flour with the salt and pour the previos preparation on top (do it in this order, otherwise the bagels will not grow)
-In this step you can add oregano or other herbs, it is optional.
-Knead for 10 minutes or until you have a homogeneous dough.
-In another bowl place a little oil and then our dough, move the dough at the base of the container to make sure it doesn´t stick when it grows.
-Let stand 1 hour, it doubles its size.
-Cut the dough into 8 equal parts.
-Form small balls taking the ends of the cut and bringing them to the center.
-Let stand 10 minutes, covered.
-Make a hole with your fingers in the center, carefully.
-Boil the bagels 1 minute on each side.
-Paint the bagels with egg and add sesame seeds (optional)
-Bake in a preheated medium oven until golden brown.

I hope you can do them! Any questions you have can write me.

See you in the next post!

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