Hot Cross Buns
This was one of Mom's favorite recipes...Wendy
Night before: soften one package of yeast in 2 cups of scalded milk, cooled to lukewarm - add enough flour to make a stiff batter. Let rise all night in a cool place.
In the morning add: 1/4 cup shortening
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Kneed until stiff enough to roll out.
Let rise until double in bulk. Form into buns. Cut with a sharp knife to form a cross. Let rise. When ready for the oven coat with a mixture of sugar and milk.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.