“From Grandma's humble foundation”
How exactly did we get interested in making bagels? It all has to do with our family’s move from the East Coast, out west. While helping to pack up our childhood house, we stumbled upon a couple forgotten cookbooks that, to our excitement, contained handwritten recipes from our great grandmother. One recipe, dated back to the turn of the century. To our interest one was an authentic recipe for a bagel with a starter dough. Commercial yeast wasn't readily available back then, so the every day home baker would use a starter dough, a dough full of natural leavening yeasts and delicious fermentation to create complex, flavorful, crusty breads. This is how we decided on our business name. Authentic bagels are based on the authenticity of our families recipes. Our first effort into the bagel business started at the last Oakland restaurant we were working at together. While Putting together our brunch menu for Mothers day, we realized we wanted to add bagels, but unfortunately hadn’t found any on the West Coast that were up to our standard. Naturally we decided to make our own, relying on our grandmother’s recipe. Building off of our grandmother’s foundation, we have added our own personality and flare to our recipe. We do not classify our bagel as a New York bagel or a Rhode Island bagel but ours have a similar texture and consistency inside and out. However using a sourdough starter, we’ve given our bagels a unique San Francisco taste beyond anything we’ve ever found. Using the sourdough starter is our way of marrying the two coasts we call home. If you haven't been able to tell so far the starter dough is what really sets us a part from other bagelers. It's what keeps us authentic. Expansion has come from authentic donations through a Kickstarter campaign. Authentic Bagel Company raised $35,121 from 174 backers! Check it out here.
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