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Polish Bagel – Obwarzanek — 39 Comments

  1. You all can read about the history of how the Bagel (or ‘beugal’) is actually has a Polish beginning during the reign of King John III Sobieski of Poland in 1683. Click the link above to read about this awesome bread and find the easy recipe.

  2. This is why I got involved with (this has nothing to do with food) keeping our heritages alive thru our food (my blog theme) and the memories of my parish of Holy Trinity and the Holy Trinity School FB group page.

    • Most of our synagogues and churches have disappeared…but our memories will keep thoughts flourishing….we have to keep all our memories alive not only for ourselves so that all our Amboyans will always remember……it is a good feeling to have nostalgia……..

    • I want to not only know about my past but to feel it. I hope that one day before I leave this fine Earth that I am able to visit Poland (maternal), and the former Czechoslovakia (paternal).

    • Pat, I could walk home from the boardwalk 10PM at night…it was dark…and not be frightened…..and it was a long walk …6 or 7 blocks…..I was in high school……you would not let your children or teenagers do that today…..people have changed….a lot of sickies out there…….I hope the good times come back…..Perth Amboy was and I say WAS different…..a special city…..everyone knew everyone….Peyton Place…..

    • the media helped bring out the bad, but people have changed,population has blossomed…over populated areas…but less lurking around in the old days…..policeman walked the beat….I know there was bad then….maybe we never knew about those situations….

  3. Thank you, these are the chapters of my life(my book)Perth Amboy became my stage……everything in our town was ours…..the streets, the schools, the movies, the stores……the people……..where did I they all go?????they are in all of our hearts…..and this group keeps our hearts and town alive…….G-d bless you all……

    • Anita, I didn’t come from Perth Amboy and I’m not Hungarian, but I was raised in a small town Norwich, Ct. that was once a thriving city. All of our backgrounds are familiar. My mother was Albanian, the food keeps the family always together. I am learning as much hungarian stuff for my hubby as I can. Especially the favorite stuff. You’re right about the cities. We could walk down the street, never feel we would get hurt. Stayed out all day until our parents called us in at night. It’s a different life now. So sad. They say history repeats itself, and I hope it does with all the good things!

    • I could walk home from the boardwalk 10PM at night…it was dark…and not be frightened…..and it was a long walk …6 or 7 blocks…..I was in high school……you would not let your children or teenagers do that today…..people have changed….a lot of sickies out there…….I hope the good times come back…..Perth Amboy was and I say WAS different…..a special city…..everyone knew everyone….Peyton Place…..

  4. Anita, your dad sounds like a very special guy with an extraordinary large heart. Very hard to find it around these days. Keep your memories close to your heart and you dad will always be near you and you will smell the memories of his bread making. Thank you for sharing your story.

  5. John, my father was a bread baker……first he worked for his sister Anna Parnes, and during the 2nd war when the y sold their bakery my father tried to go into business with a partner…..(during this era, my aunt and her family re owned their bakery) my father still had Cornerbake Shoppe….he was a kind lovable man…..he loved his customers…..(of course he loved his family)…..he loved to make rye bread, rolls (all kinds) all done by hand…..pumpernickel bread, paskas(especially Easter time)even with hard boiled eggs on top…..he made bagels…..plain and egg bagel…..those were the only two kinds the……New York invented all different flours and flavores……..he would make
    Babulki around Christmas and you put honey and poppyseed on this…..he knew all, he was born in Poland…..but he learned his trade in Perth Amboy as a very young man……His biggest pleasure was to sit with us and have his meals talking about everyone he spoke to that day….Nobody left him to go hungry….if you did not have $$$$he gave you a package to take home…..I loved everything he made….even the cornbread….(with butter)……well the truth is they were hard workers…..I’m sorry I got carried away reminiscing about all his baked products…..He was so rich with love for all his family and all mankind……(G-d gave us a special man) we were his diamonds, and rubies…..we all loved him so….I could go on and on….

  6. OK… now that things have quieted down in the group concerning the malware laden ads… Let’s get back to my bagel recipe post…. 🙂 LOL Please “Like” the above picture link but most importantly…. Check out the page on the blog and read about the history of how the bagel came to be. Trust me, I didn’t know about how the bagel came to be even though I was aware it was from Poland. I also didn’t know that the bagel began as a non-religious linked food but there was a regulation (a law back then) to give to a certain physical condition. Check it out. Click the picture above, go to the blog page, and find out. And the recipe is so very easy.

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