• Are obwarzanek pretzels or bagels?

    Debate on the origins of this holey-dough is fierce. While some argue that the chewy obwarzanek are bagels because they’re first boiled and then baked exactly like a bagel, others consider them a cousin of the pretzel, a staple of Jewish bakers before they migrated from Germany to Poland in the Middle Ages.

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