Sesame Bagel

Ingredients 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup warm water 1 Tablespoon dry yeast 2 eggs 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 3-1/2 cups (about) all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt Poaching Liquid: 16 cups water 2 Tablespoons sugar Topping: 1/2 cup sesame or poppy seeds 1 egg, beaten Directions Place sugar and warm water in a large bowl and stir until dissolved. Sprinkle the yeast into the sugar water and let stand until bubbly, about 10 minutes. Whisk together eggs and oil, then beat into yeast. Add 2 cups of the flour, along with the salt, to the yeast mixture until combined. Gradually add enough of the remaining flour until the dough is soft.