How to freeze and thaw bagels

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How to easily thaw bagels

I love bagels.  My wife is a New York transplant so we are always on the hunt for good bagels.  When we find them, we buy in bulk and freeze.  However, thawed bagels get a little mushy and never have the same pizzazz.  Then I tried a few little tricks and found the perfect way to thaw bagels.  This method is so good, that the bagels come out better than the fresh ones.

The ultimate way to thaw bagels

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

The first step is to remove the bagels from the freezer.  To freeze the bagels just place them in the freezer in a plastic bag or in plastic wrap.

Place the frozen bagel on a rack

Place the frozen bagel on a wire rack over a sheet pan.

Add the water

Spoon 3 tablespoons of water over each bagel.  Make sure to spread the water out over the entire bagel.

Perfectly cooked

Place the bagel in the oven and bake for 16 minutes.

The Perfectly thawed bagel

Remove and enjoy.

How to thaw bagels perfectly
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The ultimate way to thaw your favorite bagel
Ingredients
  • 1 bagel
  • 3 tbs water
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. The first step is to remove the bagels from the freezer. To freeze the bagels just place them in the freezer in a plastic bag or in plastic wrap.
  3. Place the frozen bagel on a wire rack over a sheet pan.
  4. Spoon 3 tablespoons of water over each bagel. Make sure to spread the water out over the entire bagel.
  5. Place the bagel in the oven and bake for 16 minutes.
  6. Remove and enjoy.

 

This method is simple and creates a bagel that rivals the original.  The outside is crispy and the middle is soft and delicious!  Dana likes the bagels better this way.  Plus they are hot right out of the oven. We make bagels this way every morning.

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4 thoughts on “How to freeze and thaw bagels

  • November 26, 2012 at 2:36 am
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    When I made bagel by following your methods, the outside part was crispy and the middle was soft and delicious. Without any doubt I will say, this method is simple and creates a bagel that rivals the original.

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  • April 13, 2013 at 10:43 am
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    Omg! This is by far the best way to thaw a bagel.

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  • November 3, 2015 at 12:58 pm
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    I tried this method. My bagel ended up rock hard, dark brown all around the outside and impossible to slice. Either the time or the temperature is too much.

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    • November 3, 2015 at 2:21 pm
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      Jenny,

      Sorry to hear about your troubles. This works for me each and every time so I am unsure why it really didn’t work for you. The temperature of freezers varies and this could be the issue here. I have my set to -2 degrees Fahrenheit. While some freezers are set to 20 degrees. I would adjust your timing by 3-5 minutes and try again. Hope that helps.

      Rex

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