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Jalapeno Bagels

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Rating: 5/5
5 reviews

ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   12

recipe id: 8745
cook method: oven, stovetop
Jalapeno Bagels Recipe
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1 3/4 cup lukewarm water
1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
5 cups flour, more if needed
1/3 cup jalapenos, chopped
1/4 cup dried red peppers


Mix water, yeast, salt and sugar. Add flour and jalapenos and mix into a ball. Knead for 10 to 12 minutes, adding more flour if necessary, until dough is stiff. Add red peppers and knead for 3 minutes. Let dough rest 10 minutes, then cut into 12 pieces with a knife.

Roll each piece of dough on a table to form long cigar-like shapes. Then, for each of the twelve pieces, connect the two ends by overlapping them about 3/4 of an inch and rolling the ends together to make a ring shape. Make sure each joint is secure or it will come apart while boiling.

Cover with a damp towel and let rise 1 to 1 1/2 hours in a warm spot. In a large pot, bring 1 to 2 gallons of water to a rolling boil. Place bagels in boiling water and boil until they float (15 to 30 seconds). Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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211 calories, 1 grams fat, 44 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in fat.
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CDKitchen Reviewed

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating

The jalapeno flavor is subtle, we actually added more jalapenos for added heat :) Our bagels never really got golden brown in the oven, but they were really good. The texture was a dense bagel, but not overly chewy or coarse.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
AMAZING bagels! I was hesitant on how they would turn out as they use less yeast than I am used to using, but I wouldn't change a thing! I added in some cilantro and dried herbs and I think it really pulled out the smoky taste of the jalapeƱos and dried red pepper! Most definitely putting this into my regular bagel baking rotation!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Never made bagels until now. Used roasted and peeled Hatch green chiles from New Mexico instead of the dried red peppers. Also, because I like hot peppers, I used more jalapenos than the recipe called for and added shredded cheddar cheese too!. Had to add a little extra flour to stiffen up the dough after I added the chiles. The best bagels I've EVER had!! I amazed even myself!!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
The bagels came out good. Thanks for the recipe
The bagels were not hot - would add more jalapenos next time. Also, it did not turn golden brown even after 20 min in the oven.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I love jalapeno bagels, and this recipe was very easy and tastes very smooth. Mild jalapeno taste, and the consistency of the bagel was very nice. A little on the light side, even after baking for just over 15 minutes. Next time I'll try it with some more salt and jalapeno juice. Overall, YUMMY!!!

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