Celebrate National Bagel Day with Us

Celebrate National Bagel Day with Us

For lovers of carbs and breakfast food, National Bagel Day is the perfect holiday to celebrate! From your classic sesame seed bagel topped with cream cheese to a fancy Everything Bagel topped with smoked salmon, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re making them at home or picking up fresh-baked ones from your local bagel shop, National Bagel Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in a delicious morning treat. 

What is a bagel?

A bagel is a round, chewy bread roll that is boiled and then baked. It usually has a dense texture and is often topped with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or other toppings. 

What is National Bagel Day?

National Bagel Day celebrates the beloved bagel and all of its glory. It’s not entirely clear who first declared February 9th as National Bagel Day, but it has been celebrated since at least the mid-1990s. It’s a great excuse to get bagels for breakfast, brunch, or just as an afternoon snack!

When is National Bagel Day 2023?

National Bagel Day 2023 will be celebrated on January 15th. Bagels, a traditional Jewish bread, are enjoyed around the world and especially in North America. This special day celebrates this beloved morning food by offering freebies and discounts on bagel purchases. Many bakeries create unique flavours to commemorate National Bagel Day each year. Whether you’re a fan of plain or flavored bagels, there is something for everyone to enjoy on this special day. So mark your calendars for National Bagel Day 2023 and get ready to celebrate with a delicious bagel!

Where did bagels originate from?

Bagels are believed to have originated in Poland over 500 years ago and were brought to the United States by Polish immigrants in the late 19th century. They quickly became popular in New York City, where they are still a favorite today.

What kinds of bagels are there?

Bagels come in all shapes and sizes, with different toppings and fillings to suit every taste. From classic sesame seed bagels, pizza bagels, sweet breakfast bagels, blueberry flavour bagels, banana flavor bagels, herb flavour bagels, frozen bagels to jalapeño and maple french toast flavour bagels, there’s something for every bagel lovers! The deliciousness of the bagel is enhanced when it is toasted and then spread with cream cheese or topped with lox.

What kitchen tools can you use to make bagels?

The first step to make delicious bagels is finding the right tools. 

 

You’ll need a stand mixer like Ventray stand mixer for kneading the dough and shaping it into rounds, a baking sheet for baking them in the oven, and of course an oven like Ventray Convection Countertop Oven Master. Additionally, you may also want to invest in a lye or malt solution for a golden-brown crust and a chewy texture. Finally, you’ll need a slotted spoon or spider skimmer to drop the bagels into boiling water before baking and a wooden spoon for stirring them around during the boiling process. 

Bagel FAQ

Q: What are some creative ways to enjoy a bagel?

A: There’s so many possibilities when it comes to enjoying a modern bagel! Try topping your bagel with fresh fruit and yogurt or any other your favorite topping for a tasty breakfast or lunch. You can also get creative with your toppings and fillings by adding peanut butter, jam, mashed avocado, eggs, or cheese. Don’t forget about dessert – bagels are great for making sweet treats like french toast or cinnamon sugar bagel bites. 

Q: What's the best way to store a bagel?

A: The best way to store a bagel is by wrapping it in foil or plastic wrap and storing it at room temperature. This helps prevent your bagels from drying out and will keep them fresh for up to 3 days. If you plan on storing bagels for longer, you can freeze them for up to 3 months. 

Q: Are bagels healthy?

A: Yes! Bagels are a great source of complex carbohydrates and contain important nutrients like fiber, protein, iron, and B-vitamins. By topping your bagels with fresh vegetables or lean proteins, you can make a balanced and nutritious meal. Just be mindful of the calories in your toppings, as they can quickly add up. If you’re looking for a healthy snack, try half of a bagel with some nut butter or low-fat cheese to help keep you full between meals.

Whether you’re enjoying a classic bagel at home or picking up them from your local bagel shop, National Bagel Day is a great excuse to indulge in this delicious treat. So grab some friends and get ready for a day of tasty bagels! 

Happy National Bagel Day!