– ¾ cup warm water, 110 degrees F – 1½ tsp instant active yeast – 2½ tsp sugar – 1 tsp salt – 3 tbsp butter, softened – 2 cups + 2 tbsp flour – 1/2 cup cubed sharp white cheddar cheese – 6 cups water – ½ cup baking soda – 1 egg – Everything Bagel Seasoning
Add the salt and softened butter to the yeast mixture. If using a standing mixer, add the flour gradually with the dough hook attachment and mixer running on low until completely incorporated. Knead for about five minutes, or until dough is elastic and smooth. If not using a mixer, stir in about 1½ cups of the flour, then turn out onto a floured surface. Knead the rest of the flour into the dough. Knead dough for about five minutes. Dough will be slightly sticky.