The weekend is here and the sun will shine. What are your plans?
Simon and me are gonna go to Ramsgate tomorrow, enjoying a couple of days on the beach and, most importantly, we’re celebrating three birthdays. Simon’s sister Vicki, her partner Tad and sweet Lilly, their daughter. Birthdays make me so excited! I love them! It’s your day, no matter your age, it’s a beautiful occasion to celebrate!
We’re gonna have a BBQ at their house and it’s a couple of days that I’m thinking what I can cook to bring there. Thinking what I recently made that came out as a success, bagels came to mind. I mean, who doesn’t love them, am I right?
They’re deliciously soft and perfect by themselves but even better filled with either something sweet or something savoury!
Last time I made them I could save one for lunch at work: I filled it with some smash avocado and cherry tomatoes. Simple but extremely tasty and healthy!
So, here we go with the recipe, enjoy!
(makes 4 bagels – takes 45min + 2h rest – vegan)
- 7gr dried active yeast
- 450gr spelt flour
- 1 tbsp black treacle (or non refined sugar)
- 1tbsp garlic powder
- 180ml filtered water
- 1tbsp olive oil
-salt & pepper to taste
- a small glass of soy milk
- sesame seeds (for topping, optional)
First of all in a small bowl mix the yeast with some of the water and let it dissolve. Then add the rest of the water and the olive oil to the same bowl. Place the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and start to work it. If you don’t have a food processor no biggie, hands are just fine! Slowly pour in the mixture of yeast, water and olive oil while keep working the dough. Once a consistent ball of dough is formed remove it from the food processor and work it energetically by hands for a couple of minutes.
Now, place the dough in a bowl and cover it with clean film. Place it in a warm place and let it rest for 1h ½ at least.
At this point it should have grown doubles its size or more, so divide it in 4 balls (or more if you want smaller bagels) and let it rest for another ½ hour.
Preheat the oven at gas mark 6 (200 C). Now you can give the shape of the bagel and cut with a knife or by hands a hole in the middle (careful to make a bit bigger than you would as while cooking it will close a bit). Brush them with some soy milk and sparkle the sesame seeds on top.
Cook your delicious bagels in the oven for 15/20 minutes and there you go: soft and tasty bagels to fill with avocado and tomatoes or mango jam, you choose it! :)