Now, cut the dough into about 9 pieces. Rub some flower on your hands and shape the nine pieces into bagel shapes. I like to make kind of a patty with them and then use my thumb to make a whole and work it. Adding a twist can make some nice texture to your bagel as well. Let them rest while you boil the pot of water.
As soon as you are done shaping the dough, start boiling your pot of water. Add 4 tablespoons of sugar to the pot to sweeten it. When the water is boiling, transfer the bagels to the pot. Boil for 60 seconds, turning once. The idea is to cook the outside only! You might have to do a couple of batches to boil them all. When you take the bagels out of the water, I highly recommend placing them on paper towels to soak up any extra liquid. This will help keep them from sticking to the pan when they bake.
Cover a baking sheet with cornmeal. Arrange the bagels on the baking sheet. In a small bowl, whisk one egg white and brush onto the tops of the bagels on the baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.