It's been a little over 20 years since I thought about making bagels again. When my kids were little these were a once a week staple in our home but that was when we still lived in Upstate New York. In the middle of a snowy winter when I needed warm up the house with the oven on to keep the warm. There was no better aroma than making New York Style bagels with cinnamon and raisins.
Impressed for sure!
When we moved to Florida I just never got inspired again to make them since it's always so hot here. Then today my son Chad my oldest son, inspired me. He always loads up with bagels when visiting home in Utica, New York. He headed right for the Bagel Grove, buying a bakers dozen of 13.
He is a huge fan of their bagels and claims they're the best, maybe until now. I am pretty sure I made a huge impression on him making these. This recipe came out great. His favorite flavor are raisin bagels. I didn't split the dough this time. I made a double recipe and made raisin for him and plain for me. I love mine with toasted sesame seeds on top. I just brush the tops with egg then sprinkle whatever you want on it.
If you love Asiago cheese bagels. I add the cheese about 10 minutes before they are done baking. You can make any kind you want. When following the direction, split the dough into different mounds and add fresh blueberries, raspberry, raisins or any dried fruits. You can sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top with brush butter to be a French toast bagel. There are so many variations. The skies the limit on your creations.
Water bagels are a soft a little chewy bagel that is great toasted, plain or to even use in breakfast and lunch sandwiches.
He forgot that mom knew how to make them so here I am in Florida it's 87 degrees out satisfying his craving today. There will always be foods we miss and there is no doubt if your looking for great foods you always can count of our hometown to deliver that promise of having the best. This one's for you Chad, enjoy until you visit home again these will have to do!
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My son Chad said he doesn't have to fly home to get them anymore he loved them and so did my grandson Antonio!