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Bagels get their harder consistency because they are boiled first before they are baked.
Bagels originated from Poland and have existed for hundred of years in their round form with holes in the middle. A dowel or rope were threaded through the holes for more convenient portability and display.
Jewish immigrants brought bagels to New York City, but they became popular in the United States when bagel production became more automated in the first half of the 20th century.
The following bagels were created by Etsy seller Pippaloo.