Recipe courtesy of Rockin' Dave's Bistro & Backstage Lounge

Jalapeño Bagels

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 13 hr 20 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: about 10 bagels
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  1. Using the flour, yeast and salt together in a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment. Mixing on low speed slowly add the water. Once just incorporated add the jalapeno, 3 tablespoons syrup and chipotle in adobo. Increase the speed to medium-high and knead until the dough comes together and is smooth, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Portion the dough into approximately 10 7-ounce portions. Roll each into 10-inch-long by 2-inch-round tubes. Pinch the ends of 1 tube together to make a bagel shape. Repeat with the other tubes. Transfer the bagel shapes to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and refrigerator overnight, at least 12 hours or up to 2 days.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and coat with non-stick spray.
  4. In a 10 quart stock pot, boil 2 gallons (32 cups) of water with the remaining 1/4 cup of syrup. Working in batches, drop half of the bagels into the boiling water. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining bagels. Top each bagel with one Cheddar slice and bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

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