Nothing’s better than an everything bagel, except, of course, an everything bagel with everything cream cheese. Making it is simple. You just whip cream cheese until it’s light and fluffy, which ensures it’s easy to spread, then add your spices: Dried rosemary makes it a little more herbaceous, and a bit of crushed red pepper flakes lends an extra-spicy kick. Everything is looking up.
Whipped Everything Cream Cheese
Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus cooling time
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes, plus cooling time
8 ounces room-temperature cream cheese
2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
2 teaspoons white sesame seeds
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon dried shallot flakes (onion flakes are a fine substitute)
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon dried garlic flakes
½ teaspoon dried rosemary
½ teaspoon flaked salt
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy, 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, toast the spices: In a small sauté pan, add all of the remaining ingredients, except the flaked salt, and lightly toast until golden brown and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
3. Add the toasted spices and flaked salt to the whipped cream cheese and mix until the mixture is fully incorporated. Transfer to a small condiment bowl and serve.
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