Hi all you bagel lovers out there!
I decided to get back to blogging about bagels, my tours, and whatnot.
Today’s topic is questions about bagels. If you are reader of the online app Quora, you will know that there are constantly questions that readers post about the bagel. Such as “How does one make a chewy New York bagel?”,” Do any bagels taste like cheese cake (REALLY/)”, and others such as “Do they make bagels so much better than other types of bread? Also, “If bagels are the best form of bread, why do they waste dough and time making other breads instead of making only bagels?”
Some of these and others are not worth answering but overall, it shows an interest in one of human race’s best culinary invention. The best way to answer all these questions is to say that baked out of dough, yeast, water, molasses and additional flavorings and colors (NO not cheese cake) , the bagel has become an American and even world wide favorite. Can you buy them fresh from a bagel bakery? Yes. Can you now make them at home? Yes. Can you cut them in half and put a schmear of something on each side? Yes within limits. I admit I am a cream cheese and spread kind of guy.
Don’t worry about questions about bagels. Just eat them and enjoy.