Here's a quick tip for all of you bagel lovers out there.
There's nothing like the delicious taste of a true, New York-style bagel. Except when you break a tooth trying to bite into one that's a few days old and about as soft as a cinderblock.
Here's how you take a stale, rock-hard bagel and make it almost like new:
1) Put your rock-hard bagel on a microwave-safe plate and drip six or seven smallish drops of water around the top of the bagel.
2) Microwave the bagel, uncovered, on the highest setting for 25-30 seconds.
This won't quite restore your bagel to out-of-the-oven freshness, but it gets it very close. Be careful to let it cool down just a bit before eating. Enjoy!
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