Then boiled in honey water for about 2 to 3 minutes, creating in a shiny sweet crust when baked..
It is believed the original bagel was either plain or covered in poppy seeds. Sesame seed bagels gained in popularity after WWII..
Baking the bagels in a wood burning oven for 12 to 15 minutes gives them that perfect chewy texture..
Try a fresh hot bagel from the oven with lox (smoked salmon) and cream cheese. .