Preheat oven to 375. In a mixer bowl combine 1-1/2 cups of the flour and the yeast. Combine warm water, the 3 T. sugar, and salt. Pour over flour mixture. Beat at low speed of electric mixer 1/2 minute, scraping bowl. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in as much remaining flour as you can mix in with a spoon.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6-8 min. total). Cover; let rest 10 min. Cut into 12 portions; shape each into a smooth ball. Punch a hole in the center of each. Pull gently to make a 1-1/2-to-2-inch hole. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise 20 minutes. Broil 5” from heat 3 to 4 min., turning once (tops should not brown). Heat 1 gallon water and the 1 T. sugar to boiling; reduce heat. Cook 4 or 5 bales at a time for 7 min., turning once;drain. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 to 30 min. Makes 12.
-from Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book