I made these, with a few alterations, as a Christmas treat for an elderly gentleman who has been asking for something he remembers his mother making around the holidays in the early 1900s. After much discussion and looking at pictures, we settled on this recipe. (I really think he has his holidays confused, but it's ok with me if he's happy.). I changed my method, proofing the yeast without the flour and adding ingredients liquids first, but I stayed with the paddle instead of switching to the dough hook. I think I would have gotten a better rise if I had kneaded the dough. I also adjusted the spices, cutting the cloves to a scant 1/8 tsp and being a bit more generous with the nutmeg. I skipped making the crosses and the sugar glaze and just used the icing to skim the tops. Oh, and I found the buns I baked in my 9" square pan rose better than the 3 I baked individually on a sheet pan. Nice recipe, I will play with it a bit and have it ready for Easter. Thanks for sharing.
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I made these, with a few alterations, as a Christmas treat for an elderly gentleman who has...