There is nothing better than a fresh baked bagel.
Especially one with bits of jalapeno and crusty and bubbly cheddar baked on top. It may seem like a long drawn out task to make your own bagels at home, but you’ll soon find out that it’s quite simple and well worth your time.
One thing I am not hooked on is potty-training.
Not so much.
Shred some cheddar cheese. I prefer sharp, but you can use whatever kind you like.
Sprinkle a small handfull onto each bagel and pop them into an oven.
The only thing that is a bummer about these bagels is the amount of time it takes to make them. It requires time to let the dough rise, not once, but three times. I tried a few batches by skipping one of the rise times and wasn’t satisfied with the bagels as much as when I let them rise all three times. It’s worth the extra effort it takes to make these. If you have time on a weekend you can make a large batch and then have them throughout the week.
Of course toasting a freshly made bagel is the only logical thing to do. You can go with butter, but I am more of a cream cheese kind of gal.