Asiago Bagels

Course Bread
Cuisine N/A
Keyword asiago, bagel, bread, breakfast, brunch, cheese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 Bagels


  • 1 cup warm water 105-115 degrees F
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons sugar divided
  • cornmeal


  • 1 egg white
  • Shredded Asiago


  • In a small bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water. Let sit for a minute before stirring to combine. Let sit until frothy, about 10 minutes.
  • In the bowl of a large food processor fitted with a dough blade, combine flour, Asiago cheese, salt, 2 tablespoons sugar, and water with yeast. Process until a smooth dough forms.
  • Lightly oil a large bowl and add dough. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll one piece into a ball. Use your thumb to make a hole in the center and stretch to widen the hole. Repeat with remaining pieces, cover with wet towel, and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add remaining 3 tablespoons sugar. Boil bagels, about 2 at a time- careful not to overcrowd, for 30 seconds per side. Remove with large slotted spoon onto a dry towel.
  • Sprinkle cornmeal on a large baking sheet. Place boiled bagels on baking sheet. Brush each bagel with egg white and sprinkle with Asiago cheese. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown on top, 20-25 minutes. Remove to wire rack to let cool.