Toasted bagels....?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Maggot, 26 Feb 2008.

  1. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Around and about
    Why, when I toast a bagel in our toaster, can I hardly pick the damn thing up because it's so hot, but when I toast either bread or a crumpet, for the same time in the same toaster, I can pick it up fine:wacko:
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Water content I'd guess.
  3. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    because it's more solid than bread or crumpets which loses heat quickly through their holey nature. bagels retain their heat under their 'skin'.
  4. Renard

    Renard Guest

    Do bagels not have holes in them? :tongue:
  5. gary r

    gary r Veteran

    ive often thought the same thing as i "juggle" a hot bagel round the kitchen!
  6. ...this can happen with pitta bread too - be careful out there!:tongue:
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Ooof, yes I have been done by a pitta before. Take it out of the toaster and give it a little squeeze and a superheated jet of steam shoots out onto your fingers!! Can be nasty.
  8. simonali

    simonali Guru

    And what about Pop-Tarts?!
  9. abchandler

    abchandler Senior Member

    Worcs, UK
    Simple - don't use a toaster. Bagels are much nicer toasted under the grill only on their 'cut' side
  10. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Fly Fifer
    hmm bagels lovely.
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    especially the cinnamon and raison ones, they get even hotter than plain ones.
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I thought this thread was gonna be about the aftermath of Mr Grumpy's microwave DIY
  13. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.

    My fave bagel filling has to be smoked salmon with cream cheese and a light squeeze of lemon juice. MMMMMMMMmmmmm:tongue:
  14. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Why is everyone picking on bagels ? Have they not been through enough with being forced to smoke 40 Woodbines a day under lab conditions ?
  15. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    Yes, it is cruel to put bagels in a toaster but, apparently, Koreans love them!
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