Getting Spooky With It | Recipes With New York Bakery Co.’s NEW Maple Mini Bagels
We’ve never been asked to create our own creation before. Sure we’ve followed Sorted Food’s recipes and help Dad and Saff out in the kitchen but never made up our own. The brief was, using New York Bakery Co.’s new Maple Mini Bagels, to make a spooky Halloween dish that friends and family can share.
Although these bagels are ‘mini’ they are just as tasty as their bigger relatives – soft on the outside and chewy in the middle. Before settling on our final recipes we had to taste test a few different combos. The Maple Mini Bagels are great plain or toasted and went with most with savoury or sweet fillings (fantastic with peanut butter, not quite so good with Marmite!) They are also great for dunking in chocolate spread or with melted marshmallows.
For our savoury(ish) recipe we took inspiration from The Table Café, one of Charlotte’s favourite restaurants. Their waffle was called ‘The Graceland’ so to give ours a spooky twist we named it ‘The King is DEAD’ (Dad told us about Elvis’ final resting place and what he’d been eating). Made with crispy bacon, peanut butter and banana, we had real fun making this – more bacon ended up in our bellies than in the bagels, so make sure you buy extra!
Our sweet recipe was based on a classic s’more and we called our version ‘Jig S’more‘ after the new Saw horror film that’s just been released. This was a lot messier than our savoury bagel but a lot easier and quicker, so better for younger children. A simple combo of marshmallow and Jim Jams chocolate spread (made with 83% less sugar) and a few drops of blood – OK, not really, it was red food colouring.
THE KING IS DEAD (makes 6)
What you need
- 1 packet of New York Bakery Co.’s NEW Maple Mini Bagels
- 6 rashers of unsmoked bacon
- 1 banana
- Peanut butter (we used Pip and Nut’s crunchy maple peanut butter)
- A handful of unsalted peanuts
- An egg cup of maple syrup (or honey)
How to do it
- Cut the bacon into thin slices and dry fry (or grill) until nice and crispy.
- Chop the banana into slices and gently caramelise in a pan. We used a splash of maple syrup but a sprinkling of sugar or drizzle of honey is fine.
- Crush the peanuts (or quickly blitz them in a food processor if you’re feeling lazy but it’s much more fun bashing them with a rolling pin). Toast them in a pan until they just start to turn golden brown.
- Cut the New York Bakery Co.’s NEW Maple Mini Bagels in half (we popped ours in the toaster but you don’t need too). First spread on the Peanut butter, then layer on a few slices of caramelised banana and finally put the crispy bacon on the banana.
- Brush the top of the bagel with the maple syrup and dip it in the crushed peanuts. Drizzle a little more maple syrup over the top and you’re done.
JIG-S’MORE (makes 6)
What you need
- 1 packet of New York Bakery Co.’s Maple Mini Bagels
- 1 packet of mini marshmallows
- Chocolate spread (we used Jim Jams 83% less sugar chocolate spread)
- A hand full of sweets (we used Haribo)
How to do it
- Cut the bagels in half.
- Pop a mini marshmallow(s) in the hole on the bottom half of the bagels. (You can thank us later).
- Spread on as much chocolate spread as you want. Top tip – put the jar of chocolate spread in the fridge for about half an hour, it makes it easier to build up a thicker layer.
- Either microwave the mini marshmallows or heat them in a pan until they are soft but not completely melted (so ignore our picture – we melted them by mistake, oops!) Place them on top of the chocolate spread.
- Drip a few drops of red food colouring onto the marshmallows to look like blood splats.
- Put the top of the bagel on and drizzle with a little warmed chocolate spread (15 seconds in the microwave will do).
- Dress the bagels with some sweets, mini marshmallows and a few more splats of ‘blood’.
We really hope you enjoy making (and eating) our spooky shareable recipes as much as we did. New York Bakery Co.’s new Maple Mini Bagels are available in ASDA at the moment at the special price of £1 (correct as of 20/10/17).