Bagels, Bagels, Bagels
Sue McConnaha, vice president and director
of bakery operations, talks aboutbagels from Costco:
Sold in two sleeves of six, Costco bagels come in
the following flavors: plain, cinnamon raisin, sesame
and poppy seed, honey cracked wheat and either plain
Parmesan cheese and olive oil or with onion. There
also are “everything bagels,” which contain onions,
cornmeal, and poppy, sesame, caraway, fennel and
sunflower seeds. Accommodate your taste by mixing
sweet and savory or hearty and plain.
Sir Thomas Columbus Sandwich
Here’s a great sandwich to eat at any time of day.
Crunchy English muffins and bacon topped with
creamy eggs, cheese and tomatoes will satisfy
cravings at breakfast, lunch or dinner.
4 Thomas’ Original Flavor* 4 slices tomato
EnglishMuffins,split, toastedandbuttered 4slicesprovolonecheese
1 8slicesbacon,cooked /2cupchoppedgreen bellpepper
4 eggs, scrambled
1. Preheat broiler. Top each muffin bottom with
bacon, egg, tomato, cheese and green pepper.
2. Broil for 2 minutes, or until cheese melts. Top
with remaining muffin halves. Makes 4 servings.
*Brands may vary by region; substitute a similar product.
Bagels that will be eaten soon can be stored
in their sleeves on the counter. For longer storage,
bagels can be wrapped in plastic, frozen and then
taken out one sleeve, or one bagel, at a time.
While bagels are considered primarily a breakfast
food, they are also ideal for making sandwiches.
They are excellent toasted and served with spreads
such as butter, cream cheese, jam or peanut butter.
Add lox, honey or bananas for a flavor boost. For a
sandwich, try sliced ham and honey mustard on the
cinnamon raisin bagel. Or try pastrami and Swiss
cheese on the everything bagel.
1/4teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Place all ingredients in the large bowl of a
standing mixer. Mix 1 minute on low speed with
the paddle attachment. Scrape down the bowl.
Mix 5 minutes on medium speed with the dough
2. Roll dough on a floured work surface. Round
into a smooth ball. Place dough in a large buttered
bowl; cover and let rise for 4 hours in a warm
spot, or until doubled.
3. Roll dough on a floured work surface. Shape
to fit a greased loaf pan; cover and let rise in a
warm area for 11/2 hours, or until dough reaches
the top of the pan.
4. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 45 minutes,
or until golden brown. Makes 1 loaf, about