11/2 cups Happy Cow Cheddar Cheese 

1 cup water

21/4 tsp active dry yeast, (one packet)

11/2 tbsp sugar

3 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp garlic

2 tbsp jalapenos


1 tbsp brown sugar


Combine warm water with yeast and sugar in the bowl of your electric mixer, fitted with a dough hook. Let sit until foamy (about 10 minutes). Slowly add in the flour, jalapenos, salt and garlic. Mix with the dough hook until the dough comes together, and then let it continue to knead the dough for about 5 minutes.

Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a floured surface. Knead it a few more times with your hands and shape into a ball. Place the ball into a bowl coated with cooking spray, then coat the dough with cooking spray as well. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until the dough doubles in size.

After an hour punch down the dough and remove it from the bowl to a floured surface again. Separate the dough into 9 equal balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Making sure to leave space between each dough ball. Spray again with cooking spray, cover and let rise for

10-15 minutes.

During this time bring a large pot of water and 1 tbsp of brown sugar to a rapid boil. After the second rise, uncover the dough balls and form the classic bagel shape.

Cover and let rise for another 10-15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 415 degrees F.

After the final rise, carefully place one to two bagels at a time

(depending on how big your pot is), in the rapid boiling water. Boil on each side for 2 minutes then remove with a slotted spoon back to the baking pan. Repeat for all the bagels.

Top each bagel with a small handful of Happy Cow Cheddar Cheese and place in the pre heated oven for 25-28 minutes or until the bagels are slightly browned and the cheese is crispy looking.