Old style sweet bagels

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by tralfaz, May 26, 2010.

  1. tralfaz


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    20 yrs in tiny and large kitchens
    I remember going to a deli 30 years ago and getting something I think was called a sweet bagel.  It wasn't the sort of fancy chocolate chip type bagel you see today.  It had a very different texture.  It was sort of the same shape, but the dough was skinny and had a big hole in it.  The texture was dry and firm, but fairly tender when you bit into it.  It had a very coarse crumb.   It was slightly sweet, eggy (?), no flavor other than wheat flour, egg? and sweet.  It may have been rolled in sesame seeds.

    I don't live near any delis now, does anyone know what these are called?