The first recorded bagel originated in the Jewish communities of 16th century Poland. The name derived from the Yiddish word beygal in association with the German word beugel. In, meaning “ring” or “bracelet”.
As the centuries passed, the bagel became popular throughout Europe and most recently, within the last century, it has become practicality a household word in North America, especially in the big cities.
What is the Bagel Made of?
A better question would be – what is bagel dough? It is formed by mixing salt, water and yeast to make it rise, called leveling. The bagels you get at a bagel store are not automated. Instead, they are shaped by hand into a ring; hence, the original word beygal (ring). It is then boiled and afterward, baked.
The result, a soft, circular, tasty firm of bread.
What Can I Eat with a Bagel?
Cream cheese is a favorite, but many people add lox (salmon) and while they’re at it, add some tomatoes for a real breakfast treat! There are so many other foods you can have with a bagel.
Eggs, fruits, vegetables and on and on. The bagel stores can offer you any combination your heart desires and they have ready-made packages too.
What Kind of Bagels are There?
Some people prefer just the plain type, but why settle for plain? Treat yourself to an egg or onion bagel or maybe an everything bagel? Get the coffee (there are always many blends to choose from) and add some ketchup if you like and most importantly, don’t forget to get your bagel with a smear!
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