Bagel Spice Seeded Irish Soda Bread

May 1, 2011 10:38:00 AM EDT

Here's an Irish Soda Bread recipe concocted by Michele Morris the Chef behind the popular blog "Cooking With Michele". We sent Michele a couple jars of Bagel Spice to review. She did so by using them to spice up her Irish Soda Bread recipe. We tried the recipe ourselves and we have to admit, it's YUMMY!


Here's the recipe:


12 ounces whole wheat flour (2 cups)
4 ounces all purpose flour (2/3 cup)
2-3 ounces pinhead oats (also called Irish or steel cut) (1/3 – 1/2 cup)
2 ounces wheat bran (1 cup)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3 cups buttermilk
4 tablespoons Bagel Spice (Original, Zesty Jalapeno or Sea Salt)


Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Stir in 3 tablespoons of the Bagel Spice blend mix.
Combine egg and buttermilk, then pour into bowl and mix to form a soft batter similar in texture to zucchini bread.
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and sprinkle remaining Bagel Spice on top of loaf; bake at 375 degrees for about 50 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack before slicing. Best when toasted and buttered.
Happy Baking!


0 Comments | Posted in Side Dishes By Bechara Jaoudeh

We're all looking for ways to spruce up our old stand-by recipes, all while not skimping on taste. This recipe for "Skinny" Tuna Salad with Bagel Spice is a light tuna salad that is prefect for your next tuna fish sandwich, tuna salad on top of greens, or easy pasta salad with tuna fish. The possibilities are endless.

-  1 can of tuna
-  Juice of 1/2 lemon
-  Half of  1 small onion, diced
-  1 roma tomato, diced
-  Olive oil
-  Salt
-  Fresh ground pepper
-  1 tablespoon of Bagel Spice

Mix ingredients well. Serve. Enjoy.

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Bagel Spice Garlic Bread

January 17, 2010 7:00:00 PM EST

Garlic Bread is usually perfect with pasta dishes, but you really can serve it with any savory dish. Why not kick it up a few more notches by adding Bagel Spice. Try this garlic bread recipe on for size. It's simple!

- 1 stick of softened butter (salted or unsalted, your choice)
- 2 spoonfuls of Bagel Spice gourmet seasoning
- 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 French baguette bread

Mix softened butter, chopped garlic, and Bagel Spice together.

Flavored Butter with Bagel Spice Gourmet Seasoning Blend

Apply liberally to 1" thick slices of baguette.

Place baguette slices on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees 4-5 minutes or until light golden brown. For the last 30 seconds or so, place sliced under broiler. If you like cheesy garlic bread, add Parmesan cheese during those last 30 seconds of broiling. ENJOY!

Use leftovers for croutons on a salad the next day.

Now you know how to make garlic bread!

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Hummus Recipe Using Bagel Spice Seasoning Blend

January 7, 2010 7:00:00 PM EST

Hummus is one of the world’s oldest known prepared foods. It is also the Arabic word for chick pea.

The following gourmet hummus recipe can be doubled or cut in half.


3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
2 15oz. cans of cooked chick peas (can be found in the canned food aisle at your local grocery store)
8 oz. tahini (can be found at a Middle Eastern grocery store or Wegmans/Wholefoods)
8 oz. water
Juice of 1 or 2 lemons
3 tbs. Bagel Spice seasoning blend


1- Using a food processor blend garlic and salt.
2- Add chick peas, blend.
3- Add tahini and water, blend.
4- Add lemon juice and blend until smooth. If mixture is too thick add more water and blend.
5- Top with Bagel Spice gourmet seasoning


Hummus is best when eaten with pita bread either as an appetizer or a sandwich. To make a hummus sandwich split the pita bread in two and spread the hummus on the bread. Add lettuce, tomato, and onions, roll it up and you’ve got lunch! Hummus is also great on bagels, especially an everything or sesame bagel. When eating hummus as an appetizer some tasty choices to dip into the hummus are Terra Mediterranean chips, tortilla chips, and ribbed potato chips.
And, of course, don't forget to add the Bagel Spice seasoning blend to your gourmet hummus! Enjoy!

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