Pastel Bagels with Cream Cheese Frosting | Schnucks

Pastel Bagels with Cream Cheese Frosting

Breakfast, Easter

The ones who say you shouldn’t play with your food obviously never had Pastel Bagels with Cream Cheese Frosting!



The ones who say you shouldn’t play with your food obviously never had Pastel Bagels with Cream Cheese Frosting!


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (120–130 degrees)
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 4 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • vegetable oil
  • pink and purple gel food coloring
  • 1 (16 oz.) container cream cheese frosting
  • decorating sugar or sprinkles, to serve


  1. In a small bowl stir together water, sugar and yeast. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine 2 cups flour, salt and the yeast mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds, then beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  3. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Knead in enough flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6–8 minutes total). Grease a large bowl with vegetable oil. Place the dough into the bowl, turning to coat. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  4. After dough has risen, punch it down and divide it in half. Wearing food-safe disposable gloves, dye each portion of dough with a few drops of food coloring, kneading until a uniform color is achieved. Keep dough covered when not kneading to maintain moisture.
  5. Divide each half into three pieces (six total). Roll each portion into an 8- to 10-inch rope and combine the ropes to make a log. Twist log to swirl the colors then cut into 12 equal portions. Shape into smooth balls.
  6. Cover dough and let rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Punch a hole in the center of each ball. Pull center of dough gently and evenly to make a 2-inch hole. Cover bagels with a damp towel and let rise 30 minutes more.
  8. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bring a very large pot of water to a boil. Working in batches, boil bagels about 1 minute, turning once halfway through. Place boiled bagels onto a greased sheet pan and bake 15–20 minutes or until just starting to brighten in color but not brown, turning once halfway through. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
  9. To serve, halve bagels and toast if desired. Spread cut sides with cream cheese frosting and top with decorating sugar or sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts

377 CALORIES Per Serving









Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe.