Thursday, January 20, 2011

Play Date and Cornbread with Asiago Cheese Bagels!

Today was a play date for the bitty one and her two BFFs.

She met these two little cuties in preschool and now the twins are all she talks about! Their mom is just a wonderful person too. I enjoy spending time with her so much. Since their parents are getting ready to leave for Thailand on Sunday, I took the girls for the day.

They are just so freaking cute!

Anyways.... while they played, I played in the kitchen.

Cornbread and Asiago Cheese Bagels!

My kids love these and they tend to go quickly around here. I promised Yvonne @ Stone Gable this recipe many moons ago, so without further ado, here it is!

1 cup scalded milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 pkg or 3 teaspoons yeast
1 egg
3 cups flour
3/4 cup cornmeal

In a small saucepan, add 1 cup of milk and scald. Add butter, sugar and salt and stir. Bring milk mixture up to 100 - 115 degrees.

Add yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, add flour and egg to a bowl. Add milk mixture and mix well. Knead 10 minutes until dough is firm.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Oil a large bowl and turn dough into bowl. Cover with a wet towel. When oven is heated, turn off and place dough inside. Keep in warm oven til dough is double in size.

Punch down dough and turn onto a floured board. Cut dough into 18 pieces. Roll each piece about 7" long, wet ends and pinch together to form a circle.

Cover rings with a damp towel and let rise 15 minutes.

Bring 4 quarts of water to almost a boil with 2 Tablespoons sugar. Drop small batches into hot water. When rings surface, flip over and cook 3 more minutes.

Remove from water. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly beat 1 egg white. Brush rings with egg white. Sprinkle with Asiago cheese.

Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Ultimate Bagel Spread

1 brick of cream cheese, room temp
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, micro grated
1/4 cup romano cheese, micro grated
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp heavy cream

Blend all ingredients in a small bowl. If desired, form into a ball. Cover and refrigerate.

Slather warm bagels with cream cheese spread and....



Lori said...

Yummy Maggie ~ look at you making bagels and that spread sounds heavenly. Have a wonderful week-end. xo

Theresa said...

you know, I have never made bagels...I think that's what we'll do this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Maggie, Bitty one and her 2 BFF's are so adorable! I just LOVE when she is in a post! They were having a girls day! How cute!

Thanks for the recipe. I will make it the begining of next week. YUMMY! I have never ever made a bagel, so you know that I am excited. Thanks for posting this for me!
xo Love coming your way!

Jacqueline said...

I love to make bagels and we have made them with asiago on the top before. I am so intrigued by your spread too. That sounds fabulous and I have already printed it off! have a great weekend and save a few of those for me!

Julie Johnson said...

Yum! These look amazing, and I've never tried making bagels. Maybe if I can get my butt out of this chair and clean this house up, I'll make them today! :) Thanks for your sweet words about my art!

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