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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Honey Goat Cheese + Dill Biscuits

Goat Cheese Biscuits - need I say more!

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Alright so do you guys love goat cheese? I must say one of the things that I like most about it is that it’s spreadable like cream cheese but has a bit more zip to it. I also love that you can so often find so many great flavors of goat cheese like the honey goat cheese in this recipe.

Now I know that honey and dill may not be the most natural combination but just go with me here. Honey is such a mild flavor that really works so well with almost any biscuit or scone and the addition of dill give just the right of freshness these need.

These are also so good warm right out of the oven - a little bit of butter and they are perfect. Or if you want to shake things up a little bit serve them alongside a savory stew or use them to make breakfast sandwiches - any way you serve them you will be sure to savor every bite!

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prep time 15

cook time 18 hour

total time 33 minutes

servings 12

Ingredients

2 cups flour

1 tbsp + 1 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp sugar

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 tbsp dill

3 tbsp cold butter

6 oz honey goat cheese

1 cup + 2 tbsp half & half

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400. In the bowl of your stand mixer combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, pepper + dill. Stir until combined.

Using a cheese grater grate in butter then stir until combined. Add in goat cheese and half + half and using your paddle attachment stir on low until dough just comes together.

Flour a work surface and your hands liberally then turn out your dough and knead 4-5 times then flatten to a 1-inch thick circle. Using a biscuit cutter or a glass cut out your biscuits (re-knead leftover pieces so you use up all of your dough).

Brush tops with half & half and bake 18 minutes or until golden brown.

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