Home-made bagels deflate

Joined Nov 28, 2016
I cannot seem to keep the fluffiness of my bagels. Irrelevant of the recipe, this is what I do:
  • Make the dough and let it rest for 2 hours
  • Divide the dough and make it into donut shape
  • Let the donut rest for another 30 minutes (at this point they are super fluffy)
  • Bring the pot of boil and cook each bagel for 1min per side
  • Then cook in the oven
The problem is when I pick up the bagel to place into the boiler water, they get deflated. How do I prevent the deflation to happen?
Joined May 5, 2010
Be more gentle when you pick them up to place them in the water. If they are deflating, they may be over proofed too.

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