Egg Bagel (Sandwiches!)

Best egg bagel recipe abeautifulmess.comGuys can we discuss bagel sandwiches for a second? Who thought that up exactly? Because they are awesome. I love a good sandwich. And everyone knows a good sandwich has got to start with good bread. And then someone had the idea to put all their sandwich stuff inside a sliced bagel. And it was the best. That's exactly what I did with these egg bagels promptly after they were removed from the oven. You should too. Unless you hate sandwiches. But don't admit that, because you'll look crazy (sandwiches are awesome!!!!).Egg bagel dough before it risesEgg Bagels, makes 8.

3 cups bread flour
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon water
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 egg + 2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon salt
sesame seeds for the tops 

In a small bowl stir together the water and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast on top, give it a stir and allow that to bubble up for 6-8 minutes. In a large bowl or in your mixer combine the flour, olive oil and salt. Stir the mixture on low and pour in the eggs and then the yeast mixture. Once it starts to come together turn the mixture to a faster setting (or you can do this by hand) and knead the dough for about 6 minutes (or 8-10 if you're doing it by hand). The dough should seem kind of elastic. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and allow to rise for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours (until doubled in size).Egg bagel doughPunch the dough down and turn out on a lightly floured surface. Divide into 8 pieces. Shape into balls and then poke through the center gently with you thumb. Shape into a bagel shape. Now the fun part: Bring some water to a boil. Place a bagel in the boiling water for 45 seconds (it should start floating after the first 10-15 seconds). Remove and place on a your baking sheet. Once all the bagels have been boiled, brush with a whisked egg and sprinkle on the sesame seeds. Bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes.Egg bagels abeautifulmess.comBagels. You CAN just eat these. Or you COULD smear them with a little butter or cream cheese. But what you SHOULD do is make a sandwich. Egg bagel tuna sandwichLayer on some lettuce, tomato, tuna salad and a little mustard, if you want. You're also gonna need potato chips. I didn't list that in the ingredients, but maybe I should. They are essential for bagel sandwiches. Ok, I gotta go now. I'm getting insanely hungry. xo. Emma

  • I love a good bagel! Never tried making my own but want to now!

    Lulu xx

  • These bagels look amazing. I would never say that I don’t like sandwiches. Doesn’t everyone just want to sit and eat a sandwich? That’s what Liz Lemon taught me.

  • I adore bagels! And I adore sandwiches! And I agree, whoever made this was genius, guess I know whats for lunch!

    xo, Juliette Laura

  • I’ve always wanted to make bread/bagels…I love baking! I’m gonna wait until it cools down a little in LA, though, because putting on my oven now would be a death sentence.

  • They look delicious. One of the best things about living in my part of Miami is that there are three amazing bagel places within walking distance of my house! No need to bake but yours are probably better!

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  • I’ve been craving bagels and these look perfect! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • I never thought of making bagels at home. Great idea, I think I need to try this out this weekend! I am a fan of a breakfast bagel sandwich topped with bacon egg and cheese. Can’t wait for my apartment to smell like a bread bakery! 🙂

  • oh man! i love a bagel sandwich with hummus and avocado and shredded carrots and… i’m getting hungry, too.

  • These look so so good. I’m gluten intolerant and I tell ya, bagels are one of the things I miss the most. Clearly I just need to spend some time doing cooking experiments in the kitchen so I can replicate these beauties!


  • Yumm yumm yumm! I’ve never tried making a bagel before, but I DO love them, as well as bagel sandwiches! I find that the problem I run into sometimes is that the bagel is too hard to really take a decent bite out of the sandwich.

    I’m sure that making them yourself, as well as eating them right out of the oven would take care of that issue, so I’m really itching to try it out! Thanks for sharing!

  • Homemade bagels?! Impressive! You’re definitely stretching my baking capabilities and I’m loving it! 😉

  • i bet breakfast and lunch and happy hour is great for you guys at work!

    all the food posts look SOOOO yummy its ridiculous!


  • It looks amazing/delicious! I wish I had all the ingredients at the moment…for now just going to look at the pretty pictures. x

  • Egg bagels are my favorite and just pinned to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!! 🙂

  • They look Amazing! I have never tried these, but I am tempted to give making bagels a go. Here in the UK, the Great British Bake Off is on, so we are all in the mood for baking!

  • Wow, making your own bagels is pretty ambitious! Looks great!

  • Mmm these look so goods! I’ve just put bread flour on my shopping list for tonight 🙂

  • They look so yummi !
    XX Luba

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  • I love making bagels. If you add 1/4 cup of baking soda to the water before you boil them you get pretzel bagels with a nice deep brown outside, I add salt before baking. I bet THAT would make a great sandwich 🙂

  • I can hardly eat a sandwich without some kind of chips. I love that when I’m home in Missouri you automatically get chips with a sandwich order at our local restaurant. Forget the fries, bring on the Lay’s!

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