Millet Bagels

Millet Bagels

The honey make for a moist and airy dough, and the millet adds texture to these bagels.

Ingredients: 6 bagels

Strong (bread) flour
240 g
Glutenous Millet
1 tablespoon
Dry yeast
1 teaspoon
3 tablespoons
1/2 teaspoon
Lukewarm water
170 ml
Honey (or molasses)
1 tablespoon


1. Combine the flour, millet, yeast, honey, and salt. Make sure you put the salt and yeast in separate areas of the bowl. Pour warm water over the dry ingredients, centering the water over the yeast. Mix the dough until it can be shaped into a single ball, and knead for 10-15 minutes.
2. When the kneading is complete, divide the dough into 6 balls. Form these balls by stretching the sides of the dough down to the bottom and up into the center of the dough until the surface is even and smooth. Cover the dough with plastic wrap, or a very lightly dampened tea towel, and rest the dough for about 15 minutes.
3. Roll the dough out to a 15 cm circle. Fold the dough in thirds by bringing one side over the center, and the other side over that, like a letter.
4. Repeat the folding a second time, and thoroughly seal the seams together.
5. Strech one end of the dough so it is very thin, and flatten the other end with a rolling pin. Form the dough into a ring shape by wrapping the flattened end of the dough around the thin end. Seal the seams. Preheat the oven to 200℃.
6. Bring some water to a boil in a shallow pan. Add 1 tablespoon of honey or molasses. Add in the bagels and boil on each side for 30 seconds. Place the bagels on a dry tea towel to dry off any excess moisture.
7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and bake the bagels at 200℃ for about 20 minutes.
8. The bagels are done.
9. You can eat the bagels as they are, or cut them in half and smear with your favorite fillings.

Story Behind this Recipe

There are lots of bagel recipes that contain cereal grains, but I hadn't seen one with millet. I love the appearance of the yellow millet, and the way the texture pops when I bite in is so much fun.