Our head baker is celebrating the start of her maternity leave! During this time of transition, the Number 1 Sons Bakehouse is on pause. We'll be slinging fresh bagels, artisan cream cheeses and crunchy bagel chips again soon.
Our bagels, stone-baked daily, have a pleasant wheat flavor and just the right chewy texture. Steph developed a bagel recipe that uses a blend of locally milled flours and a long fermentation to make our ideal bagel. The satisfying crust comes from being boiled before baking, per tradition. Don’t forget to add one of our specialty cream cheese spreads.
Contents: Six bagels per order
Choose from: Plain, Everything, Sesame, Poppy, Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper, or Baker’s Choice. To customize your Baker’s Choice order, send us an email or leave a message in your order comments and we'll create any combo of six bagels that you'd like.
Ingredients: local bread flour, water, local whole wheat flour, barley malt syrup, diastatic malt powder, salt, yeast, (spices and seeds per variety). Allergens: Contains wheat.
Produced in a facility that handles soy, tree nuts and sesame seeds.
Producer: Number 1 Sons Bakehouse
Location: Washington, D.C.
In early 2019, Yi Wah approached Steph about starting a line of baked goods that would bring all of the values of Number 1 Sons — quality products, care for the local community, a sense of humor — to classic, homey breads and pastries. After much research, many test bakes, and a slight delay due to the pandemic, Steph came up with our ideal bagel, as well as specialty cream cheese spreads that are light, fluffy and spreadable straight from the refrigerator. Keep your eyes out for more baked goods from Number 1 Sons Bakehouse in the near future.
Storage and handling: Store at room temperature and eat within two days, or freeze for up to a month. If you don’t think you will eat six bagels in two days, please request a freezer bag in your order comments and we'll tuck one into your order.
Frozen bagels can taste just as good as the day they were baked. A few tips from Steph:
- Immediately freeze any bagels you know you won’t eat right away in a sealed plastic bag or airtight container.
- If you toast your bagels, slice in half before freezing. Toast halves from frozen to your desired golden hue.
- If you prefer untoasted bagels, freeze whole. Reheat in a conventional or toaster oven at 300 degrees for 20 minutes, until the center is warm.