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Scallion Cream Cheese Bombs

2 Jan

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This is the perfect New Years Day  breakfast food.

Half my crowd is hungover and the other half is starving.

These little balls of filled dough taste like a everything bagel and you can eat it with your eyes closed.

Mix one eight ounce package of cream cheese with 4 finely chopped scallions.

Add 1/8 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.

Mix well and roll into 16 little balls

Freeze for at least one hour.

Divide one pound of pizza dough into 16 pieces and roll each out flat.

Place the frozen cream cheese in the center of each piece of dough and fold up to conceal the cream cheese

Place seam side down on a greased baking pan.

Beat one egg with one tablespoon water and set aside.

Mix one teaspoon each of onion flakes, garlic flakes, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and kosher salt.

Paint each ball with the egg wash and then dip in the herb mixture

Place back on the baking sheet

You can freeze these now and just take out how many you need or

Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 14 to 18 minutes till they are nice and light brown.

They may ooze some filling but thats more for the cook to eat.

These can be served at room temperature but are unbelievable right out of the oven.

Next time I am going to serve them with smoked salmon, cucumbers, onion, capers and arugula.

A big plate of scrambled eggs is a must.

You can even make them sweet and omit the topping and fill with strawberry cream cheese.

Serve with a big bowl of berries.

Good bye bagels.

Pizza dough forever.

 

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Toasted bagel with lox and cream cheese

25 Feb

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This is one of my favorite sandwiches but it does take a little prep time.

One fresh bagel

butter

cream cheese

sliced tomato

capers

Thin sliced red onion or sweet yellow

Thin sliced cucumbers

arugula

good deli thin cut nova lox

Lightly toast the bagel

butter one side

spread cream cheese on the other

Start layering the rest

One or two slices of lox

One slice of tomato

One slice of onion

Four or five slices of cucumber

1/4 teaspoon of capers

Small handful of arugula

This is so great.

Sometimes I use baby bagels and make a tray of open face appetizers

.FABULOUS

You have to try this simple recipe