Bagel toast is absolutely one of my favorite childhood foods. Not many of you know it about me, but for years I was a super picky eater. Eating only very basic stuff, not diverse at all. And the toast was the dish I felt most comfortable with. A spread, cheese, and toppings. Very simple and straightforward. For this toast, I made the bagel from scratch which makes it the coolest bagel toast I ever had. Usually, bagels are high and thick, containing a lot of dough that is not necessary for the toast at all (Zikki taught me to ask to scoop my NY bagel- brilliant). My method is to flatten the bagels after we shape them. It results in a wide-flat bagel, perfect for your toast. 2.5 hours from start to bite.