#1 If you’re not going to eat it, Freeze it!
This is something we can’t stress enough! It is best to leave out what you plan to eat for the next few days. Leaving them out will make them go stale and the taste will fade a bit. Freezing bage.ls keeps them fresh and t-0asty, and our bagels will last for 6 months!
#2 The refrigerator is a desert.
When people usually get bagels they throw them in the fridge, right! Well, thats because your mom probably said to put all food in the fridge. We are not saying she is wrong, we are just letting you know if you place your bagels in there, they will become less chewy and drier. it’s better to put them in the pantry or leave them on the counter until they are ready. if you follow rule #1, then rule #2 won’t be so daunting. So, just be decisive and have a bagel eating schedule and everything will be alright 🙂
#3 Don’t Microwave
To be honest, this rule can actually be broken, but the bagel gods wont be so merciful to you when you take your first bite. If you are on the go, this might be your only option. Just be aware that the chewy texture will diminish a bit and it might be more rubbery than you like. Also, don’t over do it! It will become all steamy and moist. Nobody likes anything rubbery and moist when it comes to bagels.
#4 Let it Thaw, then Toast
We know that you want your bagel right away when you turn off your alarm. In some situations, you might even pick a bagel over brushing your teeth or being on time to work/class. Although we don’t condone this behavior, we certainly understand your need to feed on a bagel. So, when you wake up in the morning, just prepare the night before by thawing out your bagel. the standard for thawing is about two hours at room temperature. this will keep ideal quality and taste to the highest degree, then you can hear the glorifying almost Pavol-dog saliva-inducing metal rustling sound. Then you toast. Victory.
#5 Toasting is the BEST
Who doesn’t like warm breakfast? Bagels were created to be eaten toasted. We get it if you want one for lunch un-toasted, but when it comes to the most important meal of the day, make it happen. As Amber and Cami always like to say, “JUST TOAST IT!”
- Never put hot or warm bagels in a plastic bag. They will get soggy from water vapors.
- When pulling out of the freezer, dump all ice crystals out of the bag, to prevent bagels from getting soggy