These Jalapeno Cheddar Bagels are chewy, full of cheese and spice!
Prep Time:2 hours
Cook Time:28 minutes
Total Time:2 hours 28 minutes
1 cup warm water
1 packet active dry yeast
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic salt
2 tbsp diced jalapeno (you can use fresh or canned)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
large stock pot of water
1 tbsp brown sugar
Combine warm water (about 110 degrees F) with yeast and sugar in the bowl of your electric mixer, fitted with a dough hook. Let sit until foamy (about 10 minutes). Slowly add in the flour, jalapenos, salt and garlic salt. Mix with the dough hook until the dough comes together, and then let it continue to knead the dough for about 5 minutes. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky. It should be more elastic and bounce back when pushed.
Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a floured surface. Knead it a few more times with your hands and shape into a ball. Place the ball into a bowl coated with cooking spray, then coat the dough with cooking spray as well. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until the dough doubles in size.
After an hour punch down the dough and remove it from the bowl to a floured surface again. Separate the dough into 9 equal balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Making sure to leave space between each dough ball. Spray again with cooking spray, cover and let rise for 10-15 mintues.
During this time bring a large pot of water and 1 tbsp of brown sugar to a rapid boil.
After the second rise uncover the dough balls and poke a finger in the center of the dough and wiggle it around to form the classic bagel shape. Repeat with all the dough balls. Cover and let rise for another 10-15 mintues.
Pre heat the oven to 415 degrees F.
After the final rise carefully place one to two bagels at a time (depending on how big your pot is), in the rapid boiling water. Boil on each side for 2 minutes then remove with a slotted spoon back to the baking pan. Repeat for all the bagels.
Top each bagel with a small handful of cheese and place in the pre heated oven for 25-28 minutes or until the bagels are slightly browned and the cheese is crispy looking. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
Store bagels in an air tight container in the refrigerator.