Montreal Bagels


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Best Bagels

By Marcy Goldman

Published 2018

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You can wait to visit Montreal or depend on Canadian relatives to tote some over the border (if you’re stateside) or just try this authentic bagel recipe yourself. If you want Fairmont or St. Viateur bagels, this is it!



  • cups warm water
  • teaspoons instant yeast
  • 5


In a mixer bowl, whisk together the water and yeast, and let stand a couple of minutes, allowing yeast to dissolve. Briskly whisk in sugar, beaten egg, vegetable oil, malt and fold in most of the flour. Knead on slow speed 10-12 minutes to form a stiff, smooth dough, begin kneading, 10-12 minutes, adding additional flour as required. Cover with a tea towel and let rest ten minutes.