We love bagels in this household, and they are on our shopping list pretty much every week. We eat them hot, and cold, with both sweet, and savoury fillings. There is something so satisfying about biting into a delicious bagel, and I’d rather have one of them over a couple of slices of boring bread any day of the week! Keep reading for some easy bagel recipes!
Did you know that February 9th is National Bagel Day? For me, this is brand new information! How has this holiday passed me by over the years?!
The real 21st century problem is that there isn’t a bagel emoji…. 😱😱😱 …I know, the horror right? How are we supposed to celebrate National Bagel Day each year without such a thing?
The New York Bakery Co. is launching a campaign to demand the introduction of the bagel emoji. Amy Page of New York Bakery Co. asks; “Just how are the public meant to celebrate National Bagel Day each year without being able to express their love in a visual format? How are you meant to ask someone over for a bagel if you can’t say it with an emoji?”
Emoji is the fastest growing language in the UK, with a whopping 92% of the online population using them to better express what they’re trying to say, according to the 2016 Emoji Report.
Despite us Brits consuming over 320 million bagels each year, bagels are yet to make the digital leap. They’ve been overlooked in the emoji world for far too long! Support the campaign by signing the petition, and share it on Twitter or Facebook using #BagelEmoji
The full range of bagel emojis not only visualises bagels, but diversity. With a range of flavours and varieties there is a bagel to represent us all!
I can’t let National Bagel Day pass by without a couple of recipes, could I? These two are courtesy of New York Bakery Co. They offer a range of Bagels – plus Bagel Thins and Mini’s for a real taste of New York. There are a whole host of bagels in the New York Bakery Co. range, including:
- Cinnamon & Raisin
- Red Onion & Chive
- Mini Bagels
- Bagel Thins
Smashed Avocado, Chicken & Pesto Bagel
- 2 New York Bakery Co. Cheese Bagels
- 1 smoked chicken breast, skin removed
- 1 ripe avocado
- ½ lime
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 2 heaped tsp tomato paste
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- Halves the bagels and lightly toast.
- Scoop the flesh from the avocado and lightly mash with a fork. Squeeze in the juice from ½ a lime and season with salt and pepper.
- Slice the chicken breast into ½ cm slices.
- Spread the bagel with the sundried tomato paste; top with the smashed avocado and sliced chicken.
- Finish with a layer of spinach, place the top of the bagel on top and gently squash down
Parma Ham, Egg and Sriracha Cheese Bagel
- 1 New York Bakery Co. Cheese Bagel
- 4 slices Parma ham
- 2 small eggs
- Sriracha hot sauce
- A couple of sprigs of coriander
- 1 avocado
- ½ lime
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Slice the bagel in two and generously butter each half. Add the bagels to a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat (buttered side down) and toast for 4-5 mins or until golden brown and crispy.
- Scoop the flesh from the avocado and mash a little with a fork. Season with lime juice and salt and pepper.
- Cut the bagel slices in half down the middle and place on a flat tray lined with foil. Place the bagel halves side by side – slightly separated – and carefully line the holes with a slice of Parma ham.
- Crack an egg into each Parma ham lined hole and bake in the oven until the white is set but the yolk is still runny. This should take around 8-10 mins.
- Serve each bagel half with a little smashed avocado and drizzle with Sriracha hot sauce. Garnish with a sprig of coriander.