I haven’t really been a connoisseur of bread in a little over 2.5 years (its one of those things iv just had to steer clear of because I like it way too much) but recently I have found that I miss convenient food, like sandwiches, so I set out of find a recipe that worked. This is not my recipe rather one I found online (unknown author) and decided to give a try. Very similar to the fathead pizza recipe which I very much like too.
The original recipe called for some sort of seasoning called the “everything bagel” or something similar, it said it was found at Trader Joes, we do not have one so I set out again on a search for something similar. I am a big fan of trying to use what I already have in the pantry if I can.
Now, obviously these will not takes JUST LIKE a bagel you get at Einstein Bagels or Panera Bread or even from the bread isle at the grocery store; however, I believe it is a very good substitute. It is dense and moist and appeared to not be fully cooked when cutting into it but its just the melted cheese. I split one in half the next afternoon and toasted it in the oven on broil before making a sandwich with it. I believe it would be a great substitute for a hamburger bun & a sandwich bun and i only spent about 25 minutes total from start to finish on this recipe. Enjoy!
FAT HEAD BAGEL:
3 cups – shredded mozzarella cheese
4 tbsp. – cream cheese
1 1/2 cups – almond flour
2 tsp – xanthan gum
In a microwave safe bowl melt cream cheese and mozzarella together, check often as to not burn, and stir well. Then add flour, xanthan gum, and eggs to the mixture and mix well (I used my hands to knead it all together well as it became quite sticky and stiff)
Roll the dough into 6 balls and place on a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper (I found my silicone mats work wonderfully for this). If you wet your fingers with water it will make the dough stick to your hands less. Poke a hole into the center of the dough ball and shape out a bagel. Place into the oven at 400 degrees for 18 minutes.
Remove from the oven and brush melted butter over the top of each bagel (I melted butter and just dipped the tops into it) then sprinkle with toppings of your choice!
1 tsp – garlic salt
1 tsp – minced dried onion
1 tsp – toasted sesame seeds
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