January 24, 2018-One of the most significant features of a “real, Artisan Bagel” is that it is dense. A bagel, unlike a Kaiser roll, is not designed to be a light, airy, soft piece of bread. Real Bagels are known for their dense, chewy quality. It is part of it’s defining qualities that distinguishes it from other breads.
Sometimes, when consumers are used to eating products that are formed in the shape of a bagel but are soft, light, and airy and then they switch to a true Artisan bagel they are overcome by the density of the genuine article. Sometimes they even mistake this denseness for staleness, or hardness. They are not to be confused. A fresh, REAL bagel will be dense fresh out of the oven as it will be a few hours later.
When selecting a genuine bagel seek a hand made, kettle boiled, plank baked, kosher bagel- just like Davidovich.