BAGELS FOR BREAKFAST
Itʼs deliciously different.
What is an American or an American style breakfast?
It is a hotel breakfast that includes most or all of the following: two eggs (fried or poached), sliced bacon or sausages, sliced bread or toast with jam / jelly / butter, pancakes with syrup, corn flakes or other cereal, coffee / tea, orange / grapefruit juice.
Americans have other items also for breakfast such as waffles or bagels.
What is a bagel? A bagel, also spelled beigel, is a bread product originating in the Jewish communities of Poland. It is traditionally shaped by hand into the form of a ring from yeasted wheat dough, roughly hand-sized, that is first boiled for a short time in water and then baked. The result is a dense, chewy, doughy interior with a browned and sometimes crisp exterior. Bagels are often topped with seeds baked on the outer crust, with the traditional ones being poppy or sesame seeds. Some may have salt sprinkled on their surface, and there are different dough types, such as whole-grain or rye.
Though the origins of bagels are somewhat obscure, it is known that they were widely consumed in Ashkenazi Jewish communities from the 17th century. The first known mention of the bagel, in 1610, was in Jewish community ordinances in Kraków, Poland.
Bagels are now a popular bread product in North America, especially in cities with a large Jewish population, many with alternative ways of making them. Like other bakery products, bagels are available (fresh or frozen, often in many flavours) in many major supermarkets in those countries.
The basic roll-with-a-hole design is hundreds of years old and has other practical advantages besides providing for a more even cooking and baking of the dough: the hole could be used to thread string or dowels through groups of bagels, allowing for easier handling and transportation and more appealing seller displays.
A plain, 41/ 2- inch bagel has approximately 360 calories, 14 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat, 70 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fibre.
One can choose smaller bagels or eat only half of a regular bagel and combine it with high-fibre and protein-rich foods to make one’s breakfast healthier.
How to eat a bagel.
Here's how you should eat a bagel:
The bagel should be sliced and toasted. This isn’t a donut. It needs some crunch, some crisp, and a doubling of the eating time and pleasure. If the effect of the toasting isn’t visible, it should be toasted some more until it is.
The bagel should have some kind of savoury something adhering to the top. It shouldn’t be sweet stuff — again, this isn’t a donut. I want to see onions or garlic on there at the very least. Really, it should be an everything bagel or don’t bother.
There should be a good spreadable cream cheese. It should not be light and it should not have any other flavours or specks of stuff in it. Cream cheese.
Go ahead and spread the cream cheese on both halves. It should be evenly divided, but some variance is okay, up to 51-49.
Eat the top first. I used to think that I was wise by eating the bottom first, so that the top with all of it’s everything sprinkled goodness was waiting for me. Delayed gratification, I thought. Those around me would admire what a good person I was. I was deluded.
As you eat the top, take care to eat it over your plate, like your mother taught you. As you eat it over your plate, take care to eat it over the bottom portion that’s already smeared with cream cheese.
As you are eating the top, take appropriate delight in noting how the all the bits that are dropping off as you eat are falling on to the bottom where they are being captured by the cream cheese. It used to be, in my former ways, that I would eat the bottom, and then the top, and be left with a plate full of bits of goodness. There was no proper way to eat these, and they were lost to humanity forever.
Once you have finished the top, eat the bottom, again with appropriate delight, as you experience an extra measure of everything goodness with each bite.
Who are the suppliers / manufacturers of bagels in the USA?
There are 107 companies listed under Bagels manufacturers in the United States.
Amongst these, Einstein Bros. Bagels is one of the most popular and renowned.
About Einstein Bros. bagels
Einstein Bros. is a chain of restaurants with outlets throughout
A BAGEL, ALSO SPELLED BEIGEL, IS A BREAD PRODUCT ORIGINATING IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF POLAND. IT IS TRADITIONALLY SHAPED BY HAND INTO THE FORM OF A RING FROM YEASTED WHEAT DOUGH, ROUGHLY HAND-SIZED, THAT IS FIRST BOILED FOR A SHORT TIME IN WATER AND THEN BAKED.
the USA. They proudly serve gourmet bagels baked fresh in store every day and delicious egg sandwiches, signature lunch sandwiches, piping hot coffee, cookies, muffins, juices, smoothies and more. Customers are invited for morning coffee and bagel, or to pick up a bagel box for the office, or for catering for their next special event or office meeting. They claim to be “your neighbourhood bagel restaurant”. They cater a variety of bagels, shmears, hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads, sweets and snacks.
We bought a box with a baker’s dozen (13 pieces) of several different types of bagels and two types of shmears – Garlic and Herbs, and Jalapeno Salsa – to take away. At home we sliced bagels in halves and baked them in a pre-heated oven. We spread the two halves generously with the shmears from the tubs and relished and savoured the delicious bagels for breakfast. 13 bagels was a lot of bagels, and we kept some to enjoy the next day.
On the following morning I beat eggs well (separating the white part, beat it till I could turn the bowl over without the whipped egg falling out, then mixing the yolks back into the mixture) as I do for a normal omelette. Instead of the usual mix of chopped onions, garlic, ginger, coriander leaves and green chillies, I stuffed the omelettes with bagels to make an innovative dish – and Voila! – Bagel stuffed omelette ! Yum! We Man is the artificer of his own happiness.