It should be noted that I did not grow up eating bagels. In fact, I had never even heard of a bagel until I was in my twenties; the first bagel I ate was with some university friends in a bagel shop in New York City. The shop offered all kinds of toppings, including: butter, cream cheese, liverwurst, peanut butter and jelly, and of course, lox and cream cheese…. Because I had never had a bagel, my friends suggested that I try a traditional topping of cream cheese on my poppy seed bagel.
I tried it. I was in heaven.
It. Was. The. Best. Bun. I. Had. Ever. Tasted.
So, when Karen (Karen’s Kitchen Stories) told us that she had decided on bagels for the BBBabes’ October 2016 project, I jumped with joy. (continue reading )