Wednesday, May 28, 2014

AN AMERICAN ICON CONQUERS ITALY / UN'ICONA AMERICANA CONQUISTA L'ITALIA

Up until recently bagels were relatively unknown in Italy.   When I lived in New York, almost everyday after work, I used to stop by a delicatessen on Fordham Road in the Bronx and get a fabulous bagel and cream cheese. I am a bagel addict so I really miss them.  A few years ago Dunkin' Donuts opened in Rome but, much to mine and my daughter's disappointment, closed down after about a year or so. Now it seems that bagels are becoming popular in Italy . They can be found in Milan:  The Bagel Factory;   Bologna: Zoo;  and Rome: Haus Garten.  The best ones however, are the homemade ones.  Here is how to make them.

Finalmente i Bagels invadono l'Italia. Quando abitavo a New York li compravo praticamente ogni giorno in una delicatessen nel Bronx. Alcuni anni fa Dunkin' Donuts, dove si mangiano i migliori doughnuts e bagels, aveva aperto a Roma, ma chiuse praticamente subito. Che delusione per me e mia figlia. Adesso invece i bagels si possono trovare a Milano dalla Bagel Factory, a Bologna allo Zoo, e a Roma a Haus Garten. Comunque i migliori sono quelli fatti in casa.  Ecco come:

Ingredienti:  500 g. di farina, 1 cucchiaino di lievito in polvere,  circa 260 ml. di acqua tiepida, 1 cucchiaio di melassa.

Mescolate la farina, lievito e acqua. Fate lievitare a temperatura ambiente per almeno un'ora. Formate delle ciambelle e fate riposare per 20 minuti. Nel frattempo bollite dell'acqua in una pentola grande, aggiungete la melassa. Fate bollire i bagels per 1 minuto circa per lato. Disponeteli sulla teglia con carta da forno e infornate a 220 gradi. Cuocete per 10 minuti, abbassate la fiamma a 180 gradi e cuocete per altri 20 minuti.






22 comments:

  1. Yum! I love bagels but these days seldom have any. The flour isn't good for me anymore. So glad you can continue to enjoy. Yours look delicious. xx

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  2. mmmm i want to try baby!

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  3. It looks so delicious and easy to make thanks for recipe
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  4. YUMMY - my fav with fresh smoked meat n mustard on a hike :)

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  5. Hello Francesca,
    Glad you can enjoy them again.
    big hug,
    Giac

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  6. I have never tried making bagels, and I love them too, so I should give this recipe a try.

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  7. Francesca, We love bagels!! Here in East Tennessee it was almost impossible to find decent bagels until this last year when a store named Bagel Factory opened up. We've never tried makikng our own... Thanks for the inspiration... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  8. Home made bagels are so delicious! we have only ever made them once and they disappeared almost instantly! you may have inspired me to make some more x x x

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  9. i cant believe you used to live so close to me. i live in mt. vernon so i know exactly where you are talking about. i love bagels too. great post. cheers!!

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  10. Non sono una grande cuoca, ma questa ricetta sembra abbastanza semplice per incuriosarmi.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  12. I have to admire you for making your own bagels at home! It's really the only way to go, even here in the US, where a good, traditional bagel can be surprisingly hard to find. Complimenti!

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  13. great post!
    they look delicious!
    xoxo Rose
    Bogibo

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