Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Holiday Doggie Bagels

Holiday Doggie Bagels

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rye flour
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
2/3 cup chicken broth, warmed
1 tablespoon honey
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon water
colored gels
sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 375

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour and yeast. Pour in warmed chicken broth and honey - beat for about 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining flours - scoop the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth - add sprinkles of flour if the dough seems sticky. Cover and let briefly rest for about 5 to 10 minutes. Evenly divide the dough into about 24 sections and roll each piece into a ball. Lightly flour a finger and press it through the center of the dough ball to make a hole - gently stretch the dough until the hole is about 1" wide.

Place the shaped bagels on a parchment lined baking sheet - cover and let rest for about 5 to 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix together egg yolk and water. Divide into two small bowls and mix each with a small amount of your choice of gel colors. Use a pastry brush to gently "paint" the bagels - immediately sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

Bake until golden and firm - about 20 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow the bagels to cool completely.

Makes 24 treats.

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  1. If I only use the AP flour, how many cups do I use? Thanks.


  2. Hey Joe-

    These look awesome! I am going to make them for my dog agility classmates. Can you tell me about how big each one is-hard to tell from the photo. Thanks!

    BTW-love the blog!

    Sheila in MD

  3. I love this bagel treat idea and the colors are perfect, even the green. BTW I'm catching up with posts so just flew through all of yours since before Thanksgiving and find myself copying THREE recipes! And you've just gotten started with the cookies, I know!

  4. Alanna - Thanks! I hope you had a good trip up north!

  5. Paz - you could probably use the same amount. If you want, you could just mix in slightly less and just add more as you knead the dough - you want it just a little tacky, but not sticky.

    Sheila - Fully baked the bagels are about 2 1/2 inches wide by 1 to 1/2 inches tall. Hope that helps!

  6. Hi,

    Just wondering how long these treats will last?



  7. Probably at least a couple weeks at room temperature, but best to keep in them in the fridge or freezer for longer storage.