Bagels

Ingredients 2 cups warm water, about 110 degrees F 2 (1/4-ounce) packets active dry yeast 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon 5 to 6 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal Optional Toppings: 1/2 cup lightly toasted chopped onions (2 teaspoons each) 2 tablespoons poppy seeds (about…