Make the easiest ever stuffed bagel bites! They’re chewy, cheesy and just the perfect snack to munch on.
- 1 1/4 cup Warm Water
- 1 TBsp Sugar
- 2 tsp Instant Yeast
- 3 1/2 cups Bread Flour*
- Neutral Oil, to grease the dough
- 1 cup Cream Cheese (dairy or vegan, plain or flavored)
- Large pot of boiling water (to boil the bagels)
- Oil or melted butter, to brush the bagels
- Topping options: Sesame Seeds, poppy seeds or everything bagel seasoning
- In a large bowl (preferably in a standing mixer), add warm water, sugar & let it dissolve
- Add the yeast and let it sit for a minute
- Then add the flour, salt & mix until the mixture comes together
- Use the electric mixer or knead by hand until the dough comes together into a smooth & soft dough. It should take 8-12 minutes.
- Brush the dough with some oil. Cover with a moist cloth or lid.
- Let it rest for 1 hour or until the dough doubles in volume.
Prepping the Bagel Bites:
- Divide cream cheese into 1 tablespoon portions, roll them, and freeze for 1 hour. This will harden the cream cheese & make it easier to stuff the dough
- Divide dough into big lemon sized balls. Stuff each one with a piece of cream cheese, & roll again into neat balls.
- Repeat with rets of the dough
Cooking the Bagel Bites:
- Bring a large pot of water to boil
- Drop bagel bites into hot water & boil for 30 seconds
- Drain out and add to a lined baking sheet
- Brush with olive oil or melted butter
- Garnish with sesame seeds, poppy seeds or everything bagel seasoning
- Bake at 400F / 200C oven for 20 minutes
- Serve warm with your favorite condiment
- If you don’t wanna make the dough, you can also use pizza dough
- Boiling the dough bites give it the bagel-like chewy consistency. But you can also directly bake to make pizza bites
- Some of the cream cheese may melt and flow outside the bagel bites. Make sure to line your baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon mat for easy clean up
- Category: Bread
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American, Jewish
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