Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Up until recently bagels were relatively unknown in Italy.   When I lived in New York, almost everyday after work, I used to stop by a delicatessen on Fordham Road in the Bronx and get a fabulous bagel and cream cheese. I am a bagel addict so I really miss them.  A few years ago Dunkin' Donuts opened in Rome but, much to mine and my daughter's disappointment, closed down after about a year or so. Now it seems that bagels are becoming popular in Italy . They can be found in Milan:  The Bagel Factory;   Bologna: Zoo;  and Rome: Haus Garten.  The best ones however, are the homemade ones.  Here is how to make them.

Finalmente i Bagels invadono l'Italia. Quando abitavo a New York li compravo praticamente ogni giorno in una delicatessen nel Bronx. Alcuni anni fa Dunkin' Donuts, dove si mangiano i migliori doughnuts e bagels, aveva aperto a Roma, ma chiuse praticamente subito. Che delusione per me e mia figlia. Adesso invece i bagels si possono trovare a Milano dalla Bagel Factory, a Bologna allo Zoo, e a Roma a Haus Garten. Comunque i migliori sono quelli fatti in casa.  Ecco come:

Ingredienti:  500 g. di farina, 1 cucchiaino di lievito in polvere,  circa 260 ml. di acqua tiepida, 1 cucchiaio di melassa.

Mescolate la farina, lievito e acqua. Fate lievitare a temperatura ambiente per almeno un'ora. Formate delle ciambelle e fate riposare per 20 minuti. Nel frattempo bollite dell'acqua in una pentola grande, aggiungete la melassa. Fate bollire i bagels per 1 minuto circa per lato. Disponeteli sulla teglia con carta da forno e infornate a 220 gradi. Cuocete per 10 minuti, abbassate la fiamma a 180 gradi e cuocete per altri 20 minuti.


  1. Yum! I love bagels but these days seldom have any. The flour isn't good for me anymore. So glad you can continue to enjoy. Yours look delicious. xx

  2. mmmm i want to try baby!

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  3. It looks so delicious and easy to make thanks for recipe

  4. YUMMY - my fav with fresh smoked meat n mustard on a hike :)

  5. Hello Francesca,
    Glad you can enjoy them again.
    big hug,

  6. I have never tried making bagels, and I love them too, so I should give this recipe a try.

  7. Francesca, We love bagels!! Here in East Tennessee it was almost impossible to find decent bagels until this last year when a store named Bagel Factory opened up. We've never tried makikng our own... Thanks for the inspiration... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  8. Home made bagels are so delicious! we have only ever made them once and they disappeared almost instantly! you may have inspired me to make some more x x x

  9. i cant believe you used to live so close to me. i live in mt. vernon so i know exactly where you are talking about. i love bagels too. great post. cheers!!

  10. Non sono una grande cuoca, ma questa ricetta sembra abbastanza semplice per incuriosarmi.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  12. I have to admire you for making your own bagels at home! It's really the only way to go, even here in the US, where a good, traditional bagel can be surprisingly hard to find. Complimenti!

  13. great post!
    they look delicious!
    xoxo Rose

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