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🥯 Hello Sourdough's Sourdough Bagels Recipe 🥯

Learn how to make delicious sourdough bagels with this easy recipe from Hello Sourdough. Get step-by-step instructions and tips for the perfect homemade bagels.

Hello Sourdough's Sourdough Bagels

You will need:

  • sourdough starter1 cup sourdough starter
  • bread flour4 cups bread flour
  • sugar1 tablespoon sugar
  • salt1.5 teaspoons salt
  • water1 cup water
  • baking soda1 tablespoon baking soda
  • egg1 egg for egg wash
  • sesame seeds poppy seedsSesame seeds or poppy seeds for topping (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sourdough starter, bread flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. Gradually add water and knead the dough until it's smooth and elastic.
  3. Cover the dough and let it rise for 8-12 hours or until it doubles in size.
  4. Divide the dough into 8 equal parts and shape each into a ball. Press your thumb through the center of each ball to form a bagel shape.
  5. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the baking soda.
  6. Boil the bagels, two at a time, for 1 minute on each side. Drain and place on a baking sheet.
  7. Brush each bagel with the egg wash and sprinkle with seeds if desired.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the bagels are golden brown.


Ensure your sourdough starter is active before you begin this recipe. The dough should be firm but not dry. If it's too sticky, add a bit more flour. If it's too dry, add a bit more water.

Experience the joy of baking with our delightful Sourdough Bagels recipe. This recipe is a perfect blend of tradition and innovation, transforming your humble sourdough starter into a batch of chewy, flavorful bagels. It's a testament to the versatility of sourdough, a staple that goes beyond traditional bread.

Imagine waking up to the aroma of freshly baked bagels, their crust golden and inviting. The sourdough gives these bagels a unique tang, making them a perfect base for your favorite spreads or sandwich fillings. If you're new to the world of sourdough baking, don't worry. Our detailed instructions will guide you through the process, ensuring a successful batch of bagels every time.

For those who've been nurturing a sourdough starter, this recipe is an excellent way to put it to use. The sourdough starter not only imparts a distinctive flavor but also aids in the rising process, resulting in bagels that are light yet satisfyingly chewy.

Once you've mastered these bagels, the world of sourdough baking is your oyster. You can explore a variety of sourdough bread recipes or even venture into the realm of sweet treats with our sourdough doughnuts.

Remember, the key to great sourdough baking is patience and a healthy, active starter. So, if you're still nurturing your starter, don't rush it. Good things come to those who wait, and in this case, it's a batch of delicious, homemade sourdough bagels. Happy baking!