Bagel vs Doughnut
Bagel and doughnut are two breakfast food items that look very similar because of a hole that goes right through them. They do not have the same taste yet, many people are fooled into thinking that they ate doughnut when they had bagel. Despite similarities in appearance, there are differences pertaining to how they are cooked and also the toppings that go into these two delicious recipes. Let us find out these differences.
Bagel is a breakfast item made by yeasted dough of wheat into round shaped product having a hole right through. It is baked after boiling in water to make it crisp and chewy. You can identify a bagel easily by poppy or sesame seeds baked and placed on the outer crust of the ring. Bagels are eaten with milk as a breakfast and have become very popular in UK and US. Today bagels are eaten in their various forms all over the world with regional toppings.
Doughnut is surprisingly similar looking to bagel with a centrally placed hole and round shape. It is mostly fried and sweetened and sometimes contains filling inside. Jams, crèmes and even custards are used as fillings for doughnut. These days variations such as baked doughnuts have become more popular for health conscious people.
What is the difference between Bagel and Doughnut?
• Bagels are mostly salty with characteristic poppy seeds seen on the outer crust, while doughnuts are fried and mostly sweet.
• While bagels are eaten with cream cheese and sauces, and accompanied with milk, there is no need for milk and doughnuts can be consumed alone.
• Bagel is preferred over doughnut by the health conscious as it is baked while doughnut is fried mostly.
• Bagels are more traditional breakfast foods than doughnuts that are more fattening also.
• Doughnuts have a higher calorie count and also higher carbohydrate content than bagels.