Friday, June 22, 2018

A&S Bagels on Long Island FIOS 1 News

A&S Bagels in Franklin Square made the list for top 20 best bagel shops across the country in a study conducted by  The 24/7 bagel shop on Hempstead Turnpike is making its presence known.”  Source:  Sleem, Seena,Franklin Square bagel shop makes list for best bagels in the country. (February 12, 2016). 

A&S Bagels, Inc. is a wholesaler and retailer of delicious New York bagels, bialys, muffins and more.  The Z-100 radio morning show (100.3 FM) chose A&S Bagels as Long Island's Best Bagel.  Our customers voted us "best bagel joint" on a poll taken by New York's ABC station.  We have been recognized as a top 20 bagel store in the United States of America.  Additionally, our great-tasting NY bagels were featured on the CBS morning news, Fox 5, ABC Channel 7 NY,,, Long Island Pulse Magazine and Long Island Weekly.  We also have been mentioned on the Hofstra University Radio Station and on the Howard Stern Show. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Science and Secrets of Bagel Making

As you may have heard already, one critical step in bagel making that separates true New York Bagels apart from the rest is the boiling process.
Since 1986, A&S Bagels have been boiled prior to being baked. The process of boiling our bagels prior to baking them creates the shiny crust of our bagels and the chewy interior. The bagel crust created by boiling the bagel essentially creates a wall which restricts the dough under the crust from expanding and provides the foundation of the bagel so that the bagel maintains its shape during baking in the oven. Also, once the bagel is boiled, the activity of the yeast ingredient is diminished. The yeast ingredient during the fermentation stage helps provide the bagel with its flavor and volume (size). Since the dough inside the crust is restricted from expanding due to the crust formation and the cessation of the yeast activity (and because of other factors), the dough inside of the crust of a bagel is denser and chewier than other breads (for example, rolls). Lastly, the boiling process provides a wet surface on the bagel for the toppings and seeds to adhere to.
We at A&S Bagels take great pride in every bagel we produce. We are located at 761 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, New York 11010. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
*Written by Gregory Scolieri