In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Add yeast; let stand for 5 minutes.
Add the canola oil, egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes.
Form dough into a smooth ball. Keeping the dough in the bowl, spray with non-stick spray and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.
Punch down dough. Knead for 1 minute.
Form loaf by rolling ball into an oblong shape then tucking and pinching the ends under the loaf.
Place loaf in a bread pan. Brush thoroughly with egg mixture.
Let loaf sit while oven is preheating to 400 degrees F, or about 10 minutes. It bakes at a higher temp than other bread recipes. Make sure your oven rack is on a lower setting so that the top doesn't burn!
Bake for 30-40 minutes, until outside is golden brown and internal temperature of loaf registers 195-200 degrees.
Let cool. Slice & enjoy with butter!