The Golden Dish has published a survey of the more prominent bagel makers in the Portland area.
The dough is based on bread or plain flour, leavening or sour dough starter, salt, yeast and a sweetener like barley malt, honey or sugar. It’s shaped into rounds, left to rise for 12 hours and put in a water bath for a short time before baked in ovens. New York bagels, in particular, have that distinctive deep golden-brushed glow
But can you get a decent bagel in Maine?