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Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Bagels

We have added a few new favorite flavors to our morning bagels.  After my last visit to the local bagel shop, I spotted a few I just knew we would love and I could make them with our own array of peppers growing in the backyard.

Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Bagel

This is the finished product!  In the back are the Everything Bagels with Parmesan Cheese (my personal favorite), which are another new addition in the favorite category.  We have been growing our own peppers for a couple of years now and we used the Cajan Bell Peppers fro these.  They are miniature Green Bell peppers which pack a huge punch.  The may be a little hotter than the Jalapeno so I decided to use them both.  They turned out awesome!!  Check out pictures of the Pepper Plant, this plant is 2 years old and we picked 8  nice size peppers yesterday.

 

 

 

 

 

Cajon Bell Pepper

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Just start with this simple Bread Machine Bagel Recipe from All Recipes.com.  I featured it here Bread Machine Bagels.

  • 1 Cup warm water

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt

  • 2 Tablespoons granulated Sugar

  • 3 Cups Flour

  • 2 1/4 Active Dry Yeast or 1 packet

Turn on your Bread cycle and let the machine do all the work!  After the cycle ends, pull out the dough and shape into a ball.  I Let it rise for about 40 minutes.  Cut dough into six equal pieces and knead into a smooth ball.  Push your thumb through the center and start stretching the center until you have a good size  round rope going.  Place all six on floured board to rise another 30-40 minutes.

Bread Machine with 15 minutes left on the Dough Cycle The dough is ready to come outDSC_0240

Boil a large  pot of water and add 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar.   Preheat oven to 500, yes 500 degree’s.  Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper (for the easy cleanup) sprinkle cornmeal o it so the bagels will not stick and get your toppings ready as well.  Drop 2 bagels at a time into the boiling water for 30 seconds then flip and continue to boil for an additional 30 seconds.  Remove from water and place on folded dishcloth to drain.  Repeat with the other 4 bagels in 2 more steps.  Once the bagels have drained, place on the baking sheet.

DSC_0243Brushing with milk before topping

I use milk to brush on the tops as mine are Egg Free.  No need for all that mess either.  Then get creative!

Topped and ready for the oven Gotta have a Sesame Bagel in the Bunch

Bake at 500 for 5 minutes then turn baking sheet 180 degree’s and put back in oven and reduce temp to 450 degree’s. Continue baking for an additional 5 minutes.  Then they are ready to come out!

Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese BagelDSC_0265DSC_0267Sesame Bagel

There you have it!  I made 3 Jalapeno/Cheddar and 2 Everything Bagels with Parmesan Cheese and 1 Sesame Seed, well just because they are so good just like that.  Let them cool and store in a bag in the fridge since they have dairy on them (I am a freak about that stuff).  We bought a bagel slicer, fondly known around here as the “Guillotine”  at Bed Bath and Beyond.  It is handy and no one gets cut!

Enjoy!

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May 7, 2012 Posted by | Breakfast, Cheese, Egg Free, Lunch, Mexican, recipes, Sandwiches & Wraps, Vegetables | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bagels made with the Bread Machine

Perfect for Sunday Morning!!  Fresh Bagels!!

I discovered that my bread machine was in the cabinet in our huge pantry, and had forgotten about it for years.  Well we have been cranking out the fresh rolls, potato bread and of course Bagels!  I found a recipe on the web http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/bread-machine-bagels/Detail.aspx.  Here is our bounty this morning!

Cooling on the rack

Poppy Seed

Sesame Seed

Garlic and Onion Bagel

Garlic and Onion Bagel

Now you might say “where are the holes?”  Well, they were there and as they where raising, they kind of closed up.  We did not mind.  I made 6, two of each.  We baked them only 20 minutes on parchment paper which is my favorite way to bake anything.  YUM!  We both made a sandwich for lunch with them.  My next post will show that beauty!

Now, if you have these gadgets just hanging out in the back of the cabinets, PULL THEM OUT!

I just use the “Dough” setting as I love the smell and I think the machines kind of over bake things.  Made Parker House rolls for dinner last weekend to serve with Swedish Meatballs over Pasta.  Turned out great!  We had company so there was no pulling out the Nikon for those shots, next time.

Just follow the recipe link and they will turn out perfect!!  I made just 6 as the recipe says they will make 9.  They would be very tiny.  Sprinkle with any toppings that suit you and bake them at 375 for about 20 minutes.  You will be very glad you did!

May 15, 2011 Posted by | Bread, Breakfast, Fun with Friends, recipes, Sandwiches & Wraps | , , , , | 1 Comment

Banana Fosters Bread without eggs!

Now tell me…who doesn’t like Rum in their food? It always makes it better!

And how about throwing some rum glaze on it when it cools? I know, great idea! I did just that and the results were worth the extra 3 minutes!

Here is a slice

Banana Fosters Bread Egg free!

Just a Slice on top of Banana's

The moist part at the bottom happened when I wrapped it in foil after POURING on the Hot Rum Glaze! Can you just say YUM!

Recipe for Banana Fosters Bread without Eggs!

3 1/2 Very Ripe Banana’s 1 Cup Brown Sugar (I used Splenda Brown Sugar)

5 Tablespoons Butter ,cut into 3rds

1/4 cup Dark Rum (I used Captain Morgan)

1/3 Cup fat free Greek Yogurt (you can use any kind, just plain)

1/3 cup apple sauce

1 1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup ground flax seed (I used my coffee grinder)

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teasppon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice

Preheat oven to 350F and Spray 9×5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
Combine banana, 1/2 cup brown sugar and butter and generous 3 tablespoons rum in a nonstick skillet. Cook on medium until it bubbles. Remove from heat.
Place mixture in large bowl. Add yogurt and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, and apple sauce. Stir until mixed well.
Add to medium bowl, flour, ground flax seed, baking soda, salt , cinnamon and allspice. Mix it up and add to the Banana mixture. Stir until it is well blended.
Pour into bread pan and Bake for 45-55 minutes. I covered with tented foil after 30 minutes so not to burn top.
Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from bread pan and place on center of large piece of foil.

For GLAZE:
In microwave proof mug, add 1 Tablespoon butter, 1 1/2 Tablespoons rum, and 1/3 cup powdered sugar. Heat for about 40 seconds and stir. If need, heat in 5 second intervals until runny and mixed well. Drizzle over Bread. Pull up sides and leave top open to cool.
Serve with sliced banana’s or topped with Vanilla ice Cream, or heck, just by itself!



March 17, 2011 Posted by | Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Egg Free, Fun with Friends, recipes | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment