To revive several-day-old bagels, microwave very briefly (15 seconds), or moisten with water and bake for 10 minutes in a 350° oven or simply toast them.
Bagels that are purchased fresh can be stored in a tightly sealed plastic bag in the bread box (not in the refrigerator); after the next day, cut them in half and freeze them in an airtight container. For refrigerated or frozen bagels, follow directions on the package.
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Bagels are formed from an eggless dough (flour, yeast, water and oil) into a donut shape, then droped in rapidly boiling water, cooked 3 - 5 minutes on one side then flipped and cooked 3 -5 minutes more on the other side. Drained, sometimes brushed with egg and then baked for 10 to 15 minutes.