Make the Dough
Whisk together ½ cup of milk, one package of active dry yeast, and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Let the mixture stand until it starts to get frothy on top.
Then, combine 2 ½ cups of all purpose flour, 2 cups of bread flour, ⅔ cup of sugar, ⅔ cup of raisins, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl fitted with a dough hook. If you want, you can also add a few tablespoons of candied orange or lemon peel, cut into small pieces. Mix the ingredients until combined and then add ½ a stick of butter, 2 eggs, and the frothy yeast mixture; mix for about 3 minutes, until a sticky dough forms.
Let the Dough Rise
Put the ball of dough into a bowl that has been coated with oil, turning the dough so that it is covered with the oil on all sides.
Shape the Dough
Knead the dough for 3 minutes on a lightly floured surface and then divide it into 12 equal pieces.
Let the Dough Rise Again
Bake the Buns
Cross the Buns
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.