• Carly Zimmaro

The Ultimate Everything Bagel

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What makes it so ultimate?

You reeeeally wanna know??

Let's just say there's 6 cloves of garlic in the dough...

AND...ALL the toppings.

Yep. I put the topping IN the dough too.

Why didn't I think of this sooner?

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The Ultimate Everything Bagel | eatlovegarlic.com @eatlovegarlic

And. Made 4 jumbo bagels.

How could it get any better?

Wait...i'll tell you.

Growing up with my dad...when he would make me a bagel, he would always use butter and cream cheese.

I always wondered why...

but it just was too damn good.

He forever changed my life. I to this day still continue to mix the two.

Little butta here, little creamda la cream cheese there....

you gotta try it.

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Just look at the dump of seasonings.

I packed until I couldn't anymore.

And as much as you see on the top, is totally inside the bagel too.

And then extra packed with fresh garlic.

I unfortunately didn't get a picture of the insides of these babies because my camera died.

And I was totally hungry.

So ...

you know..

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The Ultimate Everything Bagel

yield: 4 jumbo bagels

prep time: 2 hours

cook time: 1 minute boil, 20-25 minute bake


  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2 ¼ tsp)

  • 2 tsp sugar

  • 1 1/3 c warm water (water microwaved 45 seconds)

  • 6 large cloves pressed, through a garlic press

  • 3 ½ c bread flour (start off with 3 and then add a little until dough doesn't stick to bowl anymore)

  • 3 Tbs Sesame Seed

  • 3 Tbs dried Minced Garlic

  • 3 Tbs dried Minced Onion

  • 3 Tbs Poppy Seed

  • 1 Tbs olive oil

  • Cream cheese (for my homemade version, click here)


  1. In a stand mixer, throw in the yeast, sugar and pour over warm water. Let the yeast blossom for about 5 minutes.

  2. Next add in the pressed garlic and 1 Tbs of each seasoning (sesame, minced garlic and onion, poppy seed), turning mixer on low, with dough hook attachment, then add in 1 cup at a time of the bread flour until dough is mixed and doesn't stick to the sides of the bowl.

  3. Pour a bit of olive oil over the dough, not too much, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 2 hours. The longer the better.

  4. When dough is ready, preheat oven to 425.

  5. Press dough down to release the air and let rest for another 10 minutes.

  6. Cut the dough into 4 equal parts and form into balls.

  7. Place your fingers in flour and press through the center of the ball creating a hole, stretching until the form of a bagel appears. About 1.5 inches in diameter.

  8. Place on a baking sheet lined with just parchment paper, cover with a towel and let rise for another 10 minutes.

  9. Meanwhile, get a large pot of water ready, over medium high heat to a boil. Once boiling turn to medium –low and place 1 bagel in at a time.

  10. Boil 30 seconds per side, using a slotted spoon, then place back onto the parchment lined baking sheet.

  11. Season immediately with the remainder of the everything seasonings.

  12. Once all are seasoned, place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until bagel is a light golden brown.

  13. Pull out and serve immediately with cream cheese, jam, lox….the list can go on.

  14. ENJOY!

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