Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Obwarzanek Krakowski/Polish Bagels/Krakowian Bagels

Seriously i want to write today's introduction by a disclaimer, yes dont try to read or spell today's post's name. Am sure its definitely a hard task to spell it. By the way, my today's post is a Polish Bagels which is a chewy dough ring sprinkled usually with salt, poppy or sesame seeds. Obwarzanki are sold from rolling carts on every street corner in Kraków. These bagels become an unofficial symbol of this city. Known as the Cracovian bagel or Krakowian Bagel, the obwarzanek gets its name from the Polish word which means ‘par-boiled'. These Krakowian bagels are very much close to bagels though this Polish bagels calls for two strands of bread dough. Obviously these bagels are bigger roll as two strands are braided before baking. You can prepare fantastic sandwich with usual Bagels but these Polish bagels are not suitable to cut and make sandwiches.

Krakowski Bagel,Obwarzanek Krakowski
This Krakowian bagels was invented by Kraków Jews after 1496 when King Jan Sobieski lifted the decree that formerly restricted the production of baked goods to the Kraków Bakers Guild. First written mention of the obwarzanek was 1394. These bagels are tasty and filling when fresh,obviously these fresh bagels are sold by the street vendors right from 6 am, so that anyone who visit Krakow can enjoy this ultimate bagels. Krakowian bakers produce up to 200,000 obwarzanki daily in the summer,hence finding a fresh one is essential. Enjoyed by people of all ages, this bagels can be enjoyed from breakfast to snacks depending upon how they served with. A obwarzanek is quite enough to fill a super hungry tummy, obviously you can make and enjoy them with your favourite food or drink.

Obwarzanek Krakowski, Polish Bagels

Recipe Source: Here &Here
4cups Bread flour
2tsp Instant yeast
1tsp Salt
2tbsp Sugar
50grams Butter
Poppyseeds (as per need)
1tbsp Honey

Take the bread flour, instant yeast, salt, sugar in a large bowl, gradually add enough luke warm water and knead everything as a smooth and soft dough.

Arrange this dough in a greased bowl and keep aside for two or three hours or else in fridge for a whole night.

Once the dough double the volume, punch the dough and divide the dough into 8-10 medium sized balls.

Take a ball, knead well and roll it as a long rope, take an another ball and roll it as an another rope. Now take the both dough ropes and twist them together.

Pinch nicely the both ends, and make a round shaped bagel. Pinch again nicely the joining edges.Continue the same process with remaining dough balls.

Polish Bagels,Obwarzanek Krakowski

Keep aside in a baking sheet lined over a baking tray, let it sit for half an hour.

Meanwhile bring boil 4 cups of water with honey. Once the water starts boiling, add the puffed bagels and cook for a minute. Strain the water and drop it to the baking sheet.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Sprinkle the poppy seeds over the bagels and bake for 30-35 minutes until the bagels turns golden brown.

Let it cool a bit and enjoy with your favourite dips or spreads.
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vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic bagels . these twisted bagels look very attractive with these twists . The method to make them sounds interesting , must be making them super spongy . Lol on the bagel names , definitely a tongue twister !

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

The bagels look delicious and I am not even trying to pronounce or spell the name! The twists give a nice touch to these bagels and poppy seeds I love. So yum yum

Namratha said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my! These bagels look absolutely fantastic. The shape is unique and the poppy seeds on top look great. 200,000 in a day, wow..now thats a very popular bagel.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

A unique shaped bagel. Love the poppy seeds topping.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for the disclaimer ;-) ;-) the bagel looks sinful...very nice.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Priya I won't dream of pronouncing that name but I would dream of baking this beautiful bagel sometime!..yours look so much so prettier than anything I just saw..so nicely baked and what a fantastic find for me..:)

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Seriously I am speechless to see the twisted shapes of these bagels. So beautiful.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

What a pretty looking Polish bagels these are. Kudos to your efforts for making these beauties. Love the shape and the poppy seed topping :-)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

That is a totally fun bagel to shape. Being a big bread fan, I would love to try out as many breads as possible. This will be one of my next pick.

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Ha ha that is indeed a lovely Bagel..!! Tried reading the name failed though!!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

another tongue twister. beautiful bagels.