Sift together flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon; add beaten egg and melted shortening to water and add. Mix well and turn out on floured board. Divide into small pieces; with floured hands shape into rolls; place on greased shallow pan close together; allow to stand 10 to 15 minutes before baking; brush with milk and sprinkle with a little maple or brown sugar. Bake in moderate oven 20 to 30 minutes.
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons maple or brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1/3 to 2/3 cup water
- 2 tablespoons shortening
For hot cross buns, with sharp knife make deep cross cuts; brush with butter, sprinkle with sugar and bake.
Picture from Project Gutenberg.