Earl Grey Scented Bagels

Earl Grey Scented Bagels

These bagels are scented with the fragrance of black tea leaves.

Ingredients: 9 bagels

Bread (strong) flour
380 g
Unsalted butter
15 g
2 tablespoons
Dry yeast
1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons or less
Loose leaf tea leaves (Earl Grey)
3-5 g
Lukewarm water
210 ml


1. Put all the ingredients except for the tea leaves in your bread maker and start to make the dough. Grind the tea leaves finely in a mortar.
2. After around 10 minutes, add the ground tea leaves to the bread maker and let it do its job.
3. Once the dough is done, deflate it and roll up into 9 balls. Cover with a well-wrung moist kitchen towel and let sit for 20 minutes.
4. Deflate the dough and stretch it out with a rolling pin. Roll up from the side nearest you. Close the ends firmly. *If the dough is sticky, do this on a dusted surface.
5. Place with the closed end down and let rise a second time for 30 minutes.
6. When finished rising, boil one side of each bagel in hot water for 20 seconds each. Drain, line them up on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes at 180℃.

Story Behind this Recipe

I received a ton of black tea, so I made these.