Homemade Dill Bagels with Horseradish Cream Cheese

Dill bagels with horseradish cream cheese sounds to me like something you would get at a farm to table cafe or the newest bagel shop in your neighbourhood. Now you can excite your family with them on your very own table!

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I don’t know about you but I love going out for breakfast. Now, my version of breakfast is something savour, a great potato hash or maybe a breakfast sandwich. So needless to say, a great bagel shop is right up my alley and the kind of breakfast I'm always in the mood for. Now, that being said, I think if you're going to go out for a bagel it needs to be unique and something you can’t just pick up at your local supermarket.

If you haven't made bagels before don’t be afraid - they are really easy to make. PPlus, if you have a stand mixer you can literally throw everything in and the KitchenAid does it all for you! I also love that with this recipe you can mix any herbs or spices into the dough; so if dill isn’t your flavour of choice, you can easily switch it up and add what you love.

Now the cream cheese! Making your own flavored cream cheese is a wonderful way to infuse an extra kick of flavour while also controlling what's going in. That way you're not having any un-necessary salt or other things you don’t want added in.

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prep time 20 minutes + 1 hour rising time

cook time 25 minutes

total time 1 hour 45 minutes

servings 8

Ingredients

2 3/4 tsp active dry yeast

1 1/2 cup warm water

1 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp fresh dill

2 tsp salt

4 cups flour

1/4 cup honey (for the boiling water)

1 egg white + 1 tbsp water (for egg wash)

coarse salt

Instructions

In the bowl of your stand mixer combine yeast, warm water and brown sugar and stir until combined. Set aside for 10 minutes or until yeast is foamy.

To the bowl add in freshly chopped dill, salt and flour. Using your dough hook stir on low for 4 minutes. Grease a large bowl and place dough into it turning over once so all of the sides are covered in the oil. Cover with a tea towel and set in a warm place for 60 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 425. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper then set aside. Punch down to release all of the bubbles then separate into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into an 8 inch long tubes then form into a circle and press ends together to seal. Cover with a tea towel and set aside.

Fill a large pot 1/2 full with water and add in honey. Whisk so it is fully incorporated then bring to a boil. Once boiling carefully place 2 bagels in the pot at a time and boil for 1 minute, flip over then boil another minute. Carefully remove from water and place on prepared tray. In a small bowl whisk together egg white and water. Brush the top of each bagel then sprinkle with coarse salt.

Bake until golden brown for 20-25 minutes turning halfway.

Horseradish Cream Cheese

8 oz cream cheese softened

1/8 - 1/4 cup prepared horseradish

In a food processor add cream cheese and horseradish and blend until smooth.

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