For Cooking Corner this week, we attempted to make rainbow bagels. Almost everyone has now heard of the rainbow bagels that surfaced in Brooklyn, and when Lauren and I found a recipe for them on Facebook, we had to try!
This recipe didn’t make real bagels, since we didn’t use bread flour to make yeast. The recipe said to use biscuit dough instead, to make a mock bagel. Once they were baked and we put cream cheese on them, we really couldn’t tell the difference between bagel and biscuit.
Putting food coloring into biscuit dough is a lot harder than we thought it would be. This was the most time consuming part of the whole recipe. After we got the food coloring in, our hands were covered with dye. Gloves are definitely recommended.
- Two packages of premade biscuit dough
- 4 bottles of food coloring (whatever colors you’d like)
- egg wash
- 1 tub of cream cheese
- Separate biscuit dough into four equal pieces and put each call of dough into separate bowls
- Add a different color food coloring to each bowl of biscuit dough and cover dough in color until there is no white left
- Flatten each piece of dough into pancake size
- Stack the four layers
- Slice the stack into long strips
- Roll the dough into a long cylinder and twist so the colors swirl
- Round the strip of dough into a circle bagel shape
- Egg wash the dough
- Bake at 375° for 15 minutes
- While baking, mix cream cheese with sprinkles
- After baking, smear cream cheese and sprinkle mixture on and enjoy!