Cranberry Bagels

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Cranberry Bagels

Difficulty: Beginner Cook Time 16 mins Total Time 16 mins
Cooking Temp: 392  °F Servings: 8
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Cranberry Bagels are a delightful twist on the traditional bagel, infusing the dense, chewy texture of a classic bagel with the sweet-tart burst of cranberries. These bagels offer a unique flavor profile that combines the heartiness of a traditional bread with the refreshing zing of cranberries, making them a perfect choice for breakfast or a snack.

The dough for Cranberry Bagels is made with basic bagel ingredients: flour, water, yeast, and a touch of sweetness, often from honey or sugar. Dried cranberries are mixed into the dough, ensuring that each bite is filled with their distinctive flavor. The cranberries add a chewy, slightly sweet and tangy contrast to the dense texture of the bagel.

After the dough is mixed and allowed to rise, it is shaped into the familiar ring shape and boiled briefly in water. This boiling step is essential as it gives bagels their characteristic chewy crust. Following the boil, the bagels are baked until golden brown and perfectly crisp on the outside while remaining soft and flavorful on the inside.

Cranberry Bagels can be enjoyed plain or toasted, with a simple spread of butter or cream cheese. For a more indulgent treat, they pair wonderfully with flavored cream cheeses, such as honey walnut or orange zest. These bagels are also versatile enough to be used in sandwiches, adding a sweet-tart note that complements savory fillings like turkey and brie.

Overall, Cranberry Bagels are a delicious and versatile addition to any bakery or home kitchen, offering a flavorful and visually appealing option that stands out from more traditional bagel varieties.


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  1. Put all the ingredients except dried cranberries into the stand mixer bowl and beat until all comes together. Add in dried cranberries, beat until well combined and forms a dough ball. Let rest for 20 minutes.

  2. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll into small dough balls. Let rest for 20 minutes.
  3. Roll the dough balls out and shape into bagels. Let rest until doubled in size. Or you can set the oven to 95℉(35℃) and set the dough balls in the oven to rise until doubled in size.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200℃(392℉). In a pot, put in 500g water, and 20g granulated sugar, heat until simmer, put in each bagel, cook for 20 seconds each side.
  5. Line the baking tray with a baking mat or parchment paper. Send the bagels into the oven to bake for 16 minutes. Let the bagels cool down then serve.
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