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Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

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Another bread for those who love the chewiness of real water bagels and pretzels. This one, less dense than the aforementioned, is lightly sprinkled with poppy seeds and minced onion. Eat bialys sliced, toasted, and buttered, or stuffed with tongue, ham, or corned beef.


  • 2 cups warm (110-degree) water
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons<


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ½ cup of the warm water, the yeast, and the sugar and let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix the remaining cups