How do I correctly revive a frozen bagel?
- duckdown Sep 29, 2008 09:00 PM
I went in for a :"group buy" on the Toronto forum for Bagels from Montreal; they arrived overnight fresh from St. Viateur (a famous bagel place in Montreal) and I placed them directly into the freezer; I didn't even eat any when I first got them because I had a terrible cold
So now, with frozen solid bagels, what is the reccomended method for bringing them back up to par?
Obviously I cannot slice the bagel and toast it, and I would assume just "toasting" the frozen solid bagel wouldn't work.. So how should I go about this?
I want to experience the "montreal bagel experience" for myself :)
Thanks for the advice!
Um, how about just leaving them out on the kitchen counter to defrost at room temp? Or, if you prefer a slower thaw, transfer them to the fridge.
When I buy bagels here in Montreal, (after I eat a couple as they are - no toasting, no spread - just to taste their fresh goodness), I slice the rest in half, then freeze. That way they're easy to toast one at a time when ready to enjoy one another day.
In your case though, I would take one (or however many you'll be eating) and let it thaw on a counter, it won't take too long, the slice and toast. Spread with cream cheese and enjoy!
most frozen bread products, I put in plastic, in the microwave for 30seconds to a minute but only on power 3 or 4 at the most. then toast as you would.
For future reference, I slice through most of the bagel but leave it together before freezing. Then you can break apart frozen ones and toast.
thaw in pastic bag on counter. Boiled bagels I put in a wet paper back and put in oven at 350 to restore. Baked just right on the rack in preheated over for a count of 25 to 35.
Well, don't let them darken the interior of a microwave. Do the moistening/toaster oven route.
Only a stale bagel should be toasted. A really good bagel should be hot from the oven, but not split and toasted.