1/2 Cup Lukewarm Water
1 Tbls. Sugar
1 Package Active Dry Yeast
3/4 Cup Lukewarm Milk
1/2 Teas. Salt
1/4 Teas. Baking Soda
2 1/2 Cups Flour
Yellow Cornmeal

In an 8 oz. measuring cup, stir together first 3 ingredients; let mixture
stand until it bubbles to top of cup. Dissolve baking soda in 1/2 Tbs.
warm water. In medium bowl, combine milk, salt and soda−water mixture
with 1 cup flour, beating with wire whisk until smooth. Beat in yeast
mixture and then remaining flour, using a sturdy spoon. Batter should
be thick and sticky but smooth, with all flour thoroughly dissolved. Put
dough in 2 small pie pans that have been sprayed with non−stick spray and
dusted with cornmeal. Cover with wax paper or plastic wrap that has also
been sprayed. Let rise about an hour.
Remove plastic wrap and discard. Spray tops of buns with non−stick spray
and bake on center rack at 375F about 20 min. or until golden brown.
Let rolls cool in containers on a rack for 20 min. Spray tops with more
non−stick spray to keep crust soft. Let cool 1 hour before slicing and
filling with sandwich meats and cheeses.