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How to freeze and thaw bagels

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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  • comment avatar TomCruised November 26, 2012

    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.

  • comment avatar Alyssa April 13, 2013

    Omg! This is by far the best way to thaw a bagel.

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