Now, take into consideration that this list is being written by one raised in the Jewish faith so this top five types of bagels follows tradition more than it may follow modern taste. There are some bagels that we Jewish folks wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole but that's another list. The below types of bagels would all be great choices to bring along to a brunch for Hanukkah or any other Jewish holiday.
Known as Challah when made into bread this type of bagel is more yellow in color and more chewy in texture than a plain bagel since it's, well, made with more eggs. An egg bagel is plain enough in taste that it's the perfect canvas for an egg and cheese bagel breakfast.
Also topping the list of the best types of bagels is the onion bagel which is a plain bagel rolled in toasted onions. Just right to start off the morning but make sure you brush your teeth afterwards.
Personally, I'm not a fan of poppy seeds as they seem to live in the crevices of my teeth for days, even with flossing. But, if you do like the little suckers, get a toasted poppy seed bagel and top with any type of cream cheese.
Far from being boring, the plain bagel is just right as a basis for a tricked out bagel. Add any kind of cream cheese and a fresh slice of lox, some capers, a slice of red onions, a piece of tomato (dear me...I'm drooling).
The everything bagel has, you guessed it, a bit of everything possible on it. Usually rolled in onion, garlic, salt, and poppyseeds, the everything bagel needs a plain cream cheese as it's so flavorful in its own right.
Bagels should be served fresh and hot from the oven or toasted lightly for the slightest crunch. Leftover bagels are best stored in plastic bags as they will harden to the consistency of rocks if left in a paper bag overnight.
My favorite is sesame. H5 list.
The everything bagel is my fave! Love the list, great job! :)
I still love those plain bagels!! :)
I like Pannera's bagels, especially those with chocolate. Guess this is on the list you wouldn't eat huh?
Egg bagels are my fave. Haven't had anything even close to a decent bagel since moving from NYC. This list makes me think it is time to head home for a visit.
While growing up, the best bagels in town were from a farmer's market stall that was run by a Jewish family. Fond memories and wonderful food.
Yum, I love bagels. Love jalapeno bagels the best with a little cream cheese and a hot cup of coffee.
My favorite is blueberry or chocolate chip! YUM
No a huge bagle fan but I admit to having a soft spot for a freshly toasted one... adding bagels to my shopping list for today!
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