Food: Bagels Jerusalem style

home baked beigels

Inspired by a walking tour that I did  last week In the old city of Jerusalem and the special   bagels we ate early in the morning in front of the Damascus Gate, I ventured to make my own bagels.

The entrance to the old city of Jerusalem

The entrance to the old city of Jerusalem

quantity: 6 small 4 big Jerusalem Bagels


3  and 1/2 cups of white flour

1 and 1/2 cups warm milk

1 Tbs dry yeast

3 Tbs sugar

3 Tbs vegetable oil

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg for basting

topping: sesame seeds

1. Warm the milk only to the point it gets a little warm and pleasant to touch

2. put flour and yeast in a bowl and mix slightly until the yeast full mixed in the flour. (This action prevents the yeast from touching the salt)

3. Add the sugar, salt, oil and milk , in this order. slowly begin the knitting of the dough. This can be done by hand or in a mixer until unified and smooth. Cover with glad-rap and leave in a warmish place for one and a half hours until the dough doubles in size.

4. Once the dough had risen divide it to 6 ‘balls’. Make a hole in the middle and slowly widen the hole, to about a diameter of a beigel.

5. Place in the baking dish and leave to rise for half and hour covered in glad-rap.

6. Heat oven to 180 C.

7. Brush bagels with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

8. Bake for 15 min.

Eat  while still warm!

ready for the oven

Beigels ready for the oven

hot beigels

Bonn Appetite!

A tour in Jerusalem

Damascus Gate

All religious and nationalities

Jetusalem is a melting pot of  so many religions, nationalitis, ages and colors 


5 responses to “Food: Bagels Jerusalem style

  1. I’ve made New York style bagels — what is the difference in taste between Jerusalem and NY style?

    • I do not know what goes into the NY bagels (last time I have been to NY was 10 year ago…) but as “my” bagels have 1 1/2 cups of milk in them, they are particularly soft and smooth. Thanks for visiting my blog…

  2. Oooh I love bagels with cream cheese!
    One day, we will visit Jerusalem.

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