1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed
2 teaspoons salt
1 envelope Fleischmann's(R) RapidRise Yeast
3 quarts water
3/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon water
Place the dough ingredients in bread machine in the order recommendec by manufacturer and set on dough cycle. When completed, remove from pan and divide dough into 2 equal pieces
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine boiling solution and bring to a boil. Punch dough down and divide into 2 equal pieces. Form each piece into a tight, smooth ball. Boil each loaf in the solution for 2 minutes, turning after 1 minute. Remove loaves from pot using a slotted spoon and place on a greased baking sheet.
Brush with egg wash and cut a cross in the top. Bake for 15 minutes then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F and bake an additional 10 to 12 minutes until the loaves are evenly browned. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
Rolls: Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll each into a ball. Use same procedure as listed above. Boil, egg wash, score top and bake for the same amount of time.