Bagels

5 cups of bread flour

4 TBSP sugar
2 tsp salt
3 tsp active dry yeast
4 tsp butter or margarine
2 cups warm water

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Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup of water until foamy.

Combine flour, sugar, salt, yeast and water and mix until soft dough forms. Cover in oil and let rise until doubled in bulk. Punch down and knead again.

Roll the dough out and cut into appropriate size rounds and let rise again until doubled. Drop dough into boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Turn over and boil for 3 more minutes. Take out of water and drain until dried. Brush the bagels with egg wash and bake in a 450-degree oven for 12 ?15 minutes until golden brown.

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