- 1 cup of fresh milk (250 ml)
- 1 packet dry yeast
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 and 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup dark raisins
- other dried fruit of your choice or chocolate chips
- pinch of s alt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- powdered sugar
Warm the glass of milk slightly, pour it into a deep bowl and add the yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar to it. Gently stir until the ingredients are dissolved. Separately, combine the flour with the remaining sugar, dried fruit (chopped chocolate), s alt and mix.
Add the butter, 2 eggs and the dissolved yeast to the dry ingredients. You should get a soft dough that can be kneaded by hand for 10 minutes. Shape it into a ball and place in a bowl pre-greased with a little oil. Cover with a clean and dry towel, leave in a warm place for about 1 hour to double in size.
After the dough has risen, knead it again lightly, divide it into 12 equal parts and shape into balls. Place them in a tray on baking paper, spaced apart. Cover again with a towel and let them double in size.
Heat the oven to 180 degrees. In a bowl, combine the egg yolk with a little water. Spread the mixture on the buns and bake until golden brown. When ready, let them cool slightly.
To make the crosses, mix a small amount of fresh milk with powdered sugar and vanilla until it forms a paste. Using a spoon, place a dollop of the mixture on top of each cake to create vertical and horizontal lines.