Bagels do not like microwaves.
A bagel can be defrosted in a microwave but to be enjoyed as it should be the bagel
should be heated in an oven prior to serving.
How to prepare a bagel.
Fresh fully baked-
Simply slice, fill and eat. Can also be toasted before or after filling or left in two halves and
Spray lightly with fresh water and place in an oven pre-heated to 200DegC until browned to
your personal preference or toast either split or whole under a griller or similar.
Best defrosted at room temperature and then treated as fresh par-bake.
Stop the filling coming through the hole.
Cover the hole simply by using a slice of cheese or a solid filling. The strength of the bagel
allows it to act as a clamp when eating to prevent the fillings from extruding.