Treat your family with homemade bagels for the beginning of a new week.

Make them with cream cheese, peanut butter, jams, lemon curd, bananas, chocolate sprinkles, and scrambled eggs with cheese to make every morning a new breakfast sensation.


  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 3 1/2 cups (500 g) full grain (or purpose) flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • mixture of seeds

Pour ½ cup warm water, yeast, and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer and let it sit 5 minutes. Add in flour, salt, and most of the remaining warm water. The dough has to be elastic and soft. Cover with a kitchen towel or cling film and leave to proof for 1 hour at room temperature or until doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 425° F (220°C) and put a large pot of water on to boil.

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Divide the dough in half, and then each half into fourths. You’ll have 8 dough balls. Make a hole in the middle of each ball, it should be about 3cm (1.1 inch) wide. Place each bagel on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper. Make sure there’s a bit of space between each bagel. Cover the bagels loosely with cling film and leave to proof at room temperature for 40 – 50 minutes.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. You’ll need about 5 inches of water. Add the baking soda and the honey. Boil bagels for 1-2 minutes on each side. The longer the boil, the chewier the bagel. Use the handle of a wooden spoon to flip the bagels in the water. Remove the cooked bagels and drain any excess water. Sprinkle with a topping and place them on a baking tray lined parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden.

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Recipe & photos: Aleša Velikonja, studiocapsula Photography

Aleša Velikonja Aljoša Kravanja

We are a couple in life and with in photography. As caractrs very different, but this is very positive for our work with photography, because we complete each other. Despite the differences, we have a couple of complementary interests, art, fashion, architecture and we love to travel and we love love love food.

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