San Francisco Style Bagels

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  1. Tranquil

    Tranquil Well-Known Member

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    I was craving some good bagels, but the store bought stuff is never that good. These were actually really good, they have a nice salty taste that is just right, I'll leave the recipe below.

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    blech!
     
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    :eek:

    I suppose good tasting bagels aren't for everyone...
     
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    i'm partial to NYC bagels.

    i became a bagel snob after being in Minn and people told me bagels should be small, sweet and fruit filled (or maybe with chocolate chips). they puked when i asked for lox and cream cheese.
     
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    I just watched the video below about nyc bagels they put a lot of love into their bagels.

    I think though, for the average home chef the SF bagel is easy enough to make and it's tastes great.

     
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    watching it now, but if he doesn't use a lye wash its not real.
     
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    i'm pretty sure a true NYC bagels is boiled in lye. it hardens the crust and browns it. i've seen people say to use malt, or baking soda, or an egg wash but the three people i knew who were bagel bakers when i was a kid in brooklyn all used the lye boiling. they all told me anything not boiled in lye is a cake and not a bagel. i later read that baking soda will cause the same chemical reaction in the skin of the bagel that the lye does but because it is much weaker than the lye the bagel has to be in the water longer which makes the bagel less dense and more airy.

    i'm not an expert and i have never made bagels but i have eaten many made in different parts of the country all apparently made different ways and the stuff Eli and H & H made taste the closest to the bagels i used to get at Brighton Beach as a kid.

    lately the places here sell something called a flagel. i dont see what the attraction is for a flat bagel. they aren't chewy and the crust isnt a crust.
     
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    SF bagels are probably like the 'flagel'. I like to think of it as a regular pizza crust vs thin crust. I like both, but the SF type of bagel would be considered a 'thin' crust, it's just the crunchy outer bits, it's not for everyone.
     
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    Even after a few days, these bagels still hold up nice, yum-o

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    I would eat the hell out of those.
    Some fun bagel ideas come to mind.
    When the weather cools and I can cold smoke I'll do a Lox thread. Gravlax and traditional Nova Lox are easy as pie an one helluva lot better than store bought. In the winter I make my own caviar from walleye, northern pike and/or perch eggs. Pretty damn good too.

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    Awesome, I hope you make that thread!

    I've never had Lox before, I've tried Caviar once when I was at a company event, wasn't bad, kind of salty, haven't really developed the taste for it yet.

    I'm sure Lox on a bagel has got to be great, wish I knew where I could get some, that and Caviar. I shop at Stator Bros, Albertsons or Walmart, so they don't tend to carry anything nice like that :mad: Although I do have a Whole Foods Market, but the prices are almost twice what I would pay at any regular grocery store, but they usually have all those nice hard to get items that I need.
     
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    I'm sure Albertson's has Lox. A little cream cheese, paper thinly sliced red onion and capers...you're living large.
     
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    Thanks I'll have to take a look, probably haven't seen it since I haven't really looked for Lox.
     
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    They're pretty flat, probably taste good though
     
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    Their meant to be flat, and yea they taste great!
     
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    Aren't those the bagels where the hole is always filled in?












    Okay, I'll stop now.

    :D
     
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    :giggle:
     
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