Bread Baking Babes Bake Bialys

I miss bagels.

I used to buy them often from our local supermarket when we lived in the US. They had a great bakery and one could buy a sack of mixed bagels. I would get a few sweet (cinnamon, honey, etc.) to slice and toast for breakfast and a few savory (onion, garlic, Parmesan, etc.) to use for sandwiches.

I eventually stopped buying them as with so many other things in the US they kept getting bigger and bigger. At the end even a half bagel was too much….

Bigger is not often (actually rarely) better.

These are not bagels.BBB logo July 2016

These are bagels’ Polish cousins.

Judy, of Judy’s Gross Eats, and our host kitchen this month, tells us they come from Bialystok, Poland.

They’re similar in texture to a bagel but not quite as chewy. They are only baked, not boiled first like a bagel and they have a filled hollow rather than a hole.

She filled hers with caramelized onions and poppy seeds. Check out the rest of the Babes for other ideas.

Check out her post for more info and the recipe for the Bialys... Plus get the details for being a Bread Baking Buddy this month.

Judy’s Bialys


Elle’s Bialys


Karen’s Bialys


Kelly’s Bialys


Elizabeth’s Bialys


Lien’s Bialys


Tanna’s Bialys


And that’s it for the Babes in July…. I think the heat is having an effect.

And the Babes are:

 The Bread Baking Babes

A Messy Kitchen – Kelly
Bake My Day – Karen
blog from OUR kitchen – Elizabeth
Bread Experience – Cathy
Feeding My Enthusiasms – Elle
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen – Heather
Judy’s Gross Eats – Judy
Life’s a Feast – Jamie
Ilva Beretta Photography Blog – Ilva
Karen’s Kitchen Stories – Karen
My Diverse Kitchen — Aparna
My Kitchen In Half Cups – Tanna
Notitie Van Lien – Lien
And me…. Thyme for Cooking – Katie 

From the BBBBB (Bitchin’ Bread Baking Babe Bibliothécaire).

Last update on July 17, 2016

4 thoughts on “Bread Baking Babes Bake Bialys”

  1. I miss bagels too. Of course, I could make them but I’m lazy. And putting a big vat of water on to boil before baking them is too daunting in the heat.

    But bialys are a reasonable facsimile. And they have the added advantage of having caramelized onions on them.

  2. I did like little blueberry bagels with cream cheese long ago… I love seeing all the bialys lined up on one page, thank you!

  3. Elizabeth, true – caramelized onions are always an advantage!

    Tanna, my pleasure…. but I still haven’t convinced anyone to send me anything!

    Kelly, blueberry bagels with cream cheese….. sigh….. No one made sweet bialys!

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