The Bagel Legend

The Bagel Legend

It is said that, in 1683, a Jewish baker in Vienna, Austria was looking for a way to thank the king of Poland for having protected his compatriots from the invading Turks. He created a small bread in the form of a stirrup ('beugel', in Austrian German), which pleasantly reminded the king, who loved riding, of his favourite hobby.
 
Adopted by the Polish, bagels became the official gifts offered to new mothers upon the birth of a child. They are even mentioned in the civil registers of communities of that era. Bagels were also used as nutritious teething rings that babies could easily chew and manipulate.

America did not invent the bagel.  They do eat a lot of them though.

Source : The Bagels' Bagel Book by Marilyn and Tom Bagel

Sweet Dream Bagels

Sweet Dream Bagels

Sweet Dream bagels follows the Montreal Bagel Style.
The dream team comes from a multi-cultural background and have lived and visited many parts of the world which has inspired us to create delightful and unique favour Bagels. Since no one really knows the exact ingredients portions of another bagel maker all Bagels flavours are unique.  All our bagels are made with malt and boiled in a honey-water mixture (Vegan versions with Maple Syrup water), which gives them their distinctive golden-brown colour. Bagel making is a lengthy process so its chewy texture differentiates it from other bread products.
 
Sweet Dream uses only the very best of Australian high protein organic flour and our additional ingredients are all locally sourced. It is our vision to produce a Healthier, All-natural, no preservatives handmade food as well as alternatives for people with allergies and special requirements (Vegetarian).
 
All Bagels contain less than 2 % fat and fall into the healthy range of food products. Please refer to the nutrition page for more details.
 
We currently offer 12 Savoury Flavours:
 
·         Plain (Vegan Friendly)
·         Sunny  (Vegan Friendly)
·         Stoneground Wholemeal,  (Vegan Friendly)
·         Black Forest (Vegan Friendly)
​·         VSSR (Vegan friendly)
·         Raisin and Cinnamon,
·         Sesame Seed
·         Maple,
·         Garlic and herbs
·         Mexicana and
·         Truffle and Oinion
 
·         With a Gluten Free  version in development.
 
Bagels are a traditional breakfast and lunch fare. however can be eaten anytime. Sweet Dream Foods focus is making great bagles and offering where we can Breakfast Bagels, Bagle sandwiches and Bagel burgers your favourite type of bagel. Please refer to our menu

The Differences of Montreal and NY bagels

The Differences of Montreal and NY bagels

There is a difference between Montreal and NY bagels. A little history, you may now know that Bagels originated in Eastern Europe and towards the end of the 19th century, there was an exodus from Eastern Europe towards the Canada and US. Some of those immigrants brought with them the bagel. The immigrants mostly headed to the two most prominent North American cities of their time, Montreal and New York.
 
It has been said and assumed that New York style bagels did not really exist until WW1 when eggs were in serious short supply in New York. The Eastern Europeans, who were now New Yorkers, had no choice but to figure out some other way to make them. They figured it out by adding SALT.
 
In Montreal, New York bagel is called a "water bagel." In New York, Montreal bagels are called "egg bagels." New York bagels are therefore more bread-like. They are also formed differently from Montreal bagels. New York bagels are formed into a ball, the middle of which is poked open by the thumbs and then the result is twirled around the fingers. Consequently, their central hole is significantly smaller than their Montreal counterpart.
 
The Montreal bagel is formed by cutting a strip off the dough mass and hand rolling it into a rope shape. That rope is then wrapped around the hand with the two ends at the heel of the hand. It is then rolled on a hard surface to bind the two ends together.
 
IMHO, The Montreal bagel is superior in taste and mouth feel. The New York bagel stays fresh longer, is more easily mass-produced (the reason behind NY "pillow" bagel shape). Both cities created their unique version, nearly the same but different. Hats off, Ladies and Gentlemen, in honor of the geniuses who came before us.
 
Source : various threads of internet comments

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