My sister-in-law found the recipe in her cook book, written in my grandma's hand, and gave it to me today and I HAD to post it here, AFTER I typed it and saved it into my computer in case I lost the paper. :) I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when I was a kid. I am gonna have to buy me some white corn meal now. YES!!! :)
1 qt boiling water 1 scant C white corn meal
1 tsp salt ½ C sugar
1 C shortening 1 pk yeast dissolved in warm water
1 C flour
Add corn meal to boiling water and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and add salt, sugar, and shortening. Let cool and add the dissolved yeast and flour. Let rise then add more flour to make dough stiff enough to knead, but not too stiff. Knead until it does not stick to hands using more flour when necessary. Let rise in greased mixing bowl, covered and placed in warm area until doubled.
Punch down, roll dough out to ¼ inch thickness, cut with large cutter and let rise on greased cookie sheet. Making sure the buns do not touch, bake in 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until nice and brown.