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Chipotle chilli and smoked cheddar bagels

Savoury bagels laced with smoked cheddar and hot chipotle chillies - try them filled with salt beef or turkey.

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  • 600g/1lb 5oz strong white bread flour
  • 10g/¼oz fast-action yeast
  • 1½ tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tbsp dried oregano
  • 310ml/10fl oz warm water
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 60g/2¼oz smoked cheddar, finely grated
  • 2-4 chipotle chillies, chopped
  • 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten, for glazing
  • smoked paprika and extra oregano, to sprinkle on top
  • 1½ tbsp light brown sugar for poaching water