Airfryer Recipe: Fairy Bread Bagels

If you’ve spent this year’s ongoing pandemic glued to your kitchen, like most people, then you’ve probably picked up an Airfryer recently. The wondrous kitchen appliance has been MVP for 2020, keeping things nice and (relatively) healthy while still offering up that indulgent deep-fried-esque crisp and almost criminally easy prep.

It’s also likely you’ve spent time trawling the internet to see what you can do with said Airfryer. That’s why we’ve sourced this recipe for simply made fairy bread bagels from Philips Kitchen Ambassador and Chef Elle Vernon.

We know it’s tempting to just make chips in this magic machine every night, seeing as its ridiculously efficient at it, but give this one a whirl for a change.

Fairy Bread Bagels

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 12 mins
Makes: 4
Note: Obviously you’ll need an Airfryer. You can check out our review of the Philips Airfryer XXL here.


  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, plus extra to dust
  • Pinch of sea-salt flakes, to season
  • 1 cup Greek-style natural yoghurt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons hundreds and thousands


  1. Put flour and salt in a large bowl. Add yoghurt and stir until a shaggy mixture forms.
  2. Tip the mixture onto a clean, dry surface.
  3. Use your hands to gather the mixture into a rough ball, then knead the dough together until all of the flour has been incorporated, and a slightly sticky ball has formed.
  4. Cut the ball into quarters.
  5. Dust the surface with a little four, then roll one portion into a log, 24cm long.
  6. Curl the log to form a ring, pinching the two ends together to adhere.
  7. Repeat with remaining portions.
  8. Brush tops with a little egg.
  9. Place hundreds and thousands on a plate, then lightly press dough rings into them, egg-side down.
  10. Remove the mesh basket from the Airfryer and arrange inside, with hundreds and thousands facing up, leaving a little space between each one.
  11. Return the basket to the Airfryer and set temperature to 160C (based on the Philips XXL Digital Airfryer) and time to 12 minutes.
  12. Cook until bagels are light golden brown.
  13. Remove basket from Airfryer and set aside for 15 minutes to allow bagels to cool slightly.
  14. Enjoy warm or cool.
  15. Recommendation: serve with butter and raspberry jam.


Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.