Sunday, April 30, 2017

Jalapeno Bagels -- 7 Smart Points

I revisited my original post Jalapeno Bagels to calculate the Weight Watchers Smart Points for the recipe.  With the ingredients I use, they calculate at just under 7 points per bagel.  If you make 9 bagels instead of the 8 the points calculate as 6 Smart Points.    A national brand bagel calculates at 6 points but they're full of preservatives and chemicals.

Click on the link above for photos and extra details on making these.


1 ½ cups warm water
4 tsp. Active dry yeast
1 ½ tsp, salt
1 T. sugar
4 cups bread flour
1/3 cup fresh seeded minced jalapeno peppers
1 T. plus 1 tsp dried red chili pepper flakes
1 egg, optional

1 gallon water
1 T. sugar

Combine warm water, yeast, salt and 1 T. sugar.
Add flour, jalapenos and red chili pepper flakes
and mix into a ball.

Knead for 10-12 minutes, adding more flour if
necessary, until dough is stiff.  Let dough rest for
10 minutes.

Divide into 8 equal pieces and form into balls.
Punch a hole in middle with floured finger and
gently pull to enlarge hole to 2 inches.

Place bagels on greased baking sheet, cover and        
allow to rise for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat oven to broil. Prepare water bath and
put it on to boil.

After bagels have risen for 20 minutes, broil for 1 ½ minutes
on each side.

Once water bath is boiling, reduce heat.  Place bagels, 3 at a
time in water for 1 ½ minutes, turning after 45 seconds.

Drain and place on greased baking sheet.  If desired, brush with
egg wash (beat egg with 1 tablespoon of water)

Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes.

Weight Watcher Smart Points

King Arthur bread flour           48
Sugar                                          3
Egg                                             2

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