Passover bagel debuts in Jerusalem


image003Bagels on Passover? That carb-loaded round piece of leaven is forbidden for Jews who observe the eight-day holiday — but a hotel in Jerusalem has introduced a new creation that might serve as a substitute.

Andreas Marinkovits, executive chef at the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel, has introduced a kosher-for-Passover recipe that replicates the New York-style bagel. Complete with lox and cream cheese, the Passover bagel will be available exclusively at the five-star hotel during Passover.

It’s an addition to a Passover menu that already includes a chicken liver plate with caramelized apples, kosher-for-Passover lasagna, and roasted lamb on a bed of spinach and roasted potatoes.

“The greatest challenge in creating the Passover bagel was to get it to be perfectly fluffy and not too dense on the inside,” Marinkovits said in a statement. “After a series of multiple experiments, we have found out that boiling the bagel brings the best results.”
The bagel is expected to be popular among American residents staying at the Inbal during the holiday, which overlooks the Old City.

Let’s just hope that the Passover Bagel isn’t similar to another recent invention, the cronut, in a way that attracts never-ending lines.

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