Sponge: Heat milk and
water to lukewarm. (Test on wrist) Crumble yeast. Mix with 1/2 cup flour.
Stir in tepid milk/water and mix well. Cover and set aside in warm place
until yeast is active and frothing, about 10 - 15 minutes.
Mix remaining flour,
sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir egg and butter into the yeast mix,
add the flour mixture and fruit. Mix well. Put dough onto a floured surface
and knead. Return to bowl, and let rise until double in bulk, about 1
hour. Turn onto a floured surface and knead again.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Divide dough into twelve
pieces and shape into buns. Mark a deep cross on the top of each bun.
Arrange on a baking tray, cover with tea towel, and let rise for 30 minutes.
Cook in preheated 375°F oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Glaze: Mix together
sugar, butter, milk and vanilla.
Remove from tray and
Yield: 12 buns
recipe from www.inmamaskitchen.com