Let's talk about dropping the ball for a moment. As in, I totally dropped it. Again. As usual. I made this recipe for you ages ago and totally forgot to post it before the Super Bowl. (Who were you rooting for by the way? I was rooting for all the salty & spicy snacks + beer).
As much as I love sweets, I am definitely more of a savory snacker and often reach for something with lots of onion and garlic and herbs. I also like to keep things fairly uncomplicated with few ingredients that are known for going well together. (as is proven by many of the recipes here on the blog). Sure, I could have stuffed these bagels with something to make it more over the top like sirracha and herb coated onion rings or something, but I wanted this to be easy and SIMPLE.
After my local grocery store closed, I've been going to the next closest store which is Aldi for my last minute shopping. What I love about Aldi is that they are a German company and often have European ingredients and food that you can't find in many other stores. During my latest trip, I found this alehouse cheddar that is... pretty fantastic! Seriously, you might want to make sure you don't eat too much of it at once!
I used the same recipe for my New York Bagels here, just changing up the ast few steps. After you roll them into balls, you flatten them instead of making the hole and add your fillings. Fold the edges together and smooth it out (<--- this is very important to make sure your cheese doesn't seep out when cooking!) and bake as normal. If you start this in the morning after a nice breakfast, you will have this done in time for brunch.