Bagel is traditionally shaped by hand into the form of a ring from yeasted wheat dough which is characterized by a crisp, shiny crust.

Bagels are made from the basic bread ingredients of flour, yeast, salt, and sweetening.


The first written records of the bagel date to the year 1610 in Central Europe. Accounts of the royal court in Poland mention obwarzanek, a ring-shaped, boiled, bagel-like bread.

Bagels, it turns out, are very much a bread that pulls through hard times, dreams, visions, organizational development, good luck, and good food.

Today there are different types of bagel varieties which some of them are:

  • Obwarzanek krakowski, Poland
  • Simit, Tutkey
  • Bagel, Montreal
  • Girde naan, China

 Did you know that the basic roll-with-a-hole design is hundreds of years old and has other practical advantages besides providing more even cooking and baking of the dough?

The hole could be used to thread string or dowels through groups of bagels, allowing easier handling and transportation and more appealing seller displays

Read Mrs.Safa’s #bagel recipe following link:

The biggest bagel on record was 868 pounds. In 2004, Bruegger’s Bagels produced a gigantic 868-pound bagel according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

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