Sunday, August 28

Montreal-style bagel

Wikipedia - "The Montreal bagel, (sometimes beigel; Yiddish בײגל beygl, in French Bagel de Montréal), is a distinctive variety of handmade and wood-fired baked bagel. In contrast to the New York-style bagel, the Montreal bagel is smaller, thinner, sweeter and denser, with a larger hole, and is always baked in a wood-fired oven. It contains malt, egg, and no salt and is boiled in honey-sweetened water before being baked. In many Montreal establishments, bagels are still produced by hand and baked in full view of the patrons. Montreal bagels, like the similarly shaped New York bagel, were brought to North America by Jewish immigrants from Poland and other Eastern European countries; the differences in texture and taste reflect the style of the particular area in Poland in which the immigrant bakers learned their trade. ..."
Montreal Bagels: St-Viateur vs. Fairmount
The Hole Truth
YouTube: How We Make Montreal-Style Bagels, Montreal Bagels: The Lowdown, Myer's Bagel Bakery--Burlington, Vermont

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