Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, & Capers on Sourdough Bagels (FOOD PHOTO SHOOT)

in food •  2 years ago

I kind of have this whole mental list now of things that I’ve been dying to try. One of the things at the top of that list has been sourdough bagels. That's why I decided to make them for today because it's National Bagelfest Day!

If there’s one thing that Chilean culture is missing out on, it’s bagels. They really like their bread down there but, for the most part, they have somehow managed to overlook the miracle food that is a bagel. I’ve given up trying to figure out the reason for these things but I have to say this one really puzzles me.

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As you can see, we had a serious need for bagels for the past few years and I’ve been putting off making them like the loser I am because I keep forgetting to think ahead. You see, the best sourdough bagels are left to rise overnight. It helps to really develop that sour flavor, which is basically the whole idea behind a good sourdough. I finally got around to it though.

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Of course, you can’t really do bagels right without cream cheese, and once you go there you’ve just gotta finish it with some smoked salmon and capers, you know what I’m saying?

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This recipe makes 12 bagels but unless you’re having a bagel party I think it’s unlikely you’ll be eating them all topped with salmon and capers at once so I only included enough for half in the recipe. That still seems like a bit much but basically you can just use as much or as little as you like. It’s not rocket science.

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As always, the recipe is available upon request. The first request gets an upvote.

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Recipe for this amazing one pls!


Definitely @progressivechef! So glad you asked. Have a blessed day, my friend.


38g fresh bakers yeast (you can sub 2 Tbsp active dry)
3/4 cup room temp milk
3 tablespoons sugar
2 cups sourdough starter
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons oil
5 - 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 pound smoked salmon, thinly sliced
8 oz cream cheese
2 - 3 tablespoons capers
black pepper


  1. Combine yeast, milk, and sugar in a large bowl and let sit for about 5 minutes. Add salt, starter, and oil and mix well. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add 5 cups of flour until the dough comes together (add a little more flour if it is sticky). Allow it to rest for about 10 minutes then turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes. Place back in bowl and cover with plastic then place in warm place to rise overnight.
  2. In the morning, divide dough into 12 equal balls and flatten slightly into disks. Use your thumb to poke holes in centers and then stretch into bagel shapes. Remember to stretch them a little bit skinny and give them room to rise. Place them on baking tray lined with parchment, about 2 inches apart, and allow them to rise for about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 C) and bring a pot filled with about 4 inches of water to a boil. Lay a clean towel on a tray, or counter top, and when water begins to boil, dip a few bagels at a time into water and boil on each side for about 30 seconds. Remove to towel for a minute or 2 then place back on tray. Repeat with all 12 bagels and then bake for 18 - 25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool before slicing.
  4. To top them, Slice one bagel in half and toast, then spread with cream cheese and top with salmon, capers, and black pepper.

Thanks so much for sharing this out @gringalicious! This sourdough bagels with the amazing pairing of cream cheese and smoked salmon is surely heavenly! The capers just add that little twist to it! Lovely!
Happy Bagelfest day my friend!


Cool to find you here:D


Oh you are here too!!Lol! Wherever there is food, nature, life and art, you'll find me!


Hahahahah yessss


That's a good one, will keep this strategy in mind.
First the photos with the story, and then the recipe :-)

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Wow, that's so kind of you @hilarski! Thank you so much!

I got to have this for breakfast, like RIGHT NOW!!!


Haha, well I'm glad you like them.

That looks SO SO gooooood!!!!!!! 😱👍😀😀👍


Haha, so glad you like it @alovelymess 😄 😁😄 😁

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I love bagels! You inspired me to eat one today! lol


Glad I could be here for you!

mmm interesting salmon sandwich indeed :) must try making one just like that


I definitely think you should @velimir! Thanks for reading.


Love tuna bagel sandwiches. Time to have a food party.

Thank you for sharing ! looks delicious!!

Yummy!!can i have some at one of your tastiest food?hehehe


I'd love to share @bien! Thanks for reading!


You are so pleasure @gringalicious

Wow! Bagels! How do you make them? I have always heard a New Yorker knows how to make the best bagels. I once delivered fresh bagels to local coffee shops and was able to bring home fresh bagels daily. They were California bagels but those east coast folks always claimed they had the best bagels.


It's really not hard and I can share the recipe if you like @luey! Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great day!

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Bagels! Bagels! Bagels! I love lox and bagels. Yours looks great. I always have a couple bags of bagels in the freezer. There is so much you can do with them. Great post. :)


Thanks Tess! I'm so glad you liked these @tesscooks4u and you're so brilliant to keep them at the ready!

God, I love how you display the food! If you have any food photography tips, I'm eagerly waiting!

Not a fan of salmon, but I will try it with tuna!


Yum, tuna would be great. @sjennon! As for tips, I guess I really should work on putting some tutorials together in the near future so stay tuned!


I am looking forward to them :D

I 'm guessing what's your favorite pastry. Could it be a bagel? Thx for the recipe @gringalicious.


You are very welcome @carebbear! I'm happy to be sharing it.

These ones look lovely :)


Thanks @nirmal! Have a great day!

Nice post & pictures!
Looks so good.
Thanks for sharing :)


You're very welcome, my friend @jcsteem! Thanks for reading.

We're having bagel party this Sunday :p People are invited at @gringalicious place , we all would be loving this bagel party :P .thank you for sharing receipe , it's good one :)


Haha, maybe I really should look into how I could throw a bagel party! Thanks @arvindsingh!


Yes you should look into it @gringalicious :p and with that i can have a reason to visit Chile :D

This looks soooo good!!


I'm thrilled you think so @big.mama! Thanks for reading.

Love the bagels. Send me some love. No. Just send me some bagels.


Haha, I wish I could share them with all of you! Thanks @joeyarnoldvn!

This looks like exactly what I want right now... Great food inspo @gringalicious! :)


So happy to be an inspiration @mayasky!

Sometimes the simplest foods are the best, you gotta love bagels.


Totally agree with that @beginningtoend! Thank you so much.

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You made my wife @krissi s day with this she's a bagel fanatic!! Love it


Oh, I'm so glad you guys liked them @ch00fy! Thanks!

yum yum yummy i really like this these pictures brings lots of water in my mouth.


Hehe, thanks @adnanrabbani! I'm so glad you like it.

I love looking at your pictures! Great art!


I love you looking at my pictures, I'd say that's a perfect match! Thanks for the awesome compliments Old Dog!

Great is good recipe


you I thank

Yummy ! Nice recipe.


Thanks @irfansardar

Looks Delicious!! Keep up the good work with your posts!! :)


Thanks so much @claudeskitchen

Hola Gringa! @gringalicious. You are not alone in your search for bagels, let alone good ones! We @nomadcouple have been traveling for over a year and a good onion bagel with some cream cheese, lox, and capers is hard to come by.
Great Post!


Great commenting @nomadcouple. Thanks so much for the upvote and the follow. Just quickly glanced at your blog. Looking forward to taking a deeper look

Sourdough bagels with salmon and cream cheese is one of the best breakfasts I can imagine. I want to eat this.


I think I'd have to say the same, it's delish! Thanks @heymattsokol!