In a large glass bowl, sift together dry ingredients
In a small microwavable jug, add the milk and butter and microwave for a minute or so, or until the butter is melted
Add this buttery mixture into the dry ingredients and mix till just combined using a wooden spoon
Now add your egg, vinegar and raisins, using the wooden spoon to incorporate all ingredients – do not overmix.
Cover bowl with a dish cloth and place in a sunny spot for an hour
Preheat oven to 175C and line a baking sheet with baking paper
Portion the dough into small buns, making sure not to overwork the dough.
Leave the formed buns on a baking pan and move on to make the crosses paste (you don't need to space the buns out too much as they don't expand a lot)
Make a paste for the crosses with the ingredients listed above.
Now, bake the buns for 15 minutes and then remove briefly and use the paste created above to form the cross over the buns - using either a syringe or drizzling with a spoon
Bake for another 5 minutes and then remove to glaze with your preferred glaze mixture. It is easier to use a pastry brush to glaze the buns.
Return to oven and bake for another 2 minutes so that the glaze browns slightly. See 'notes' regarding golden brown buns.
Serve immediately with lashings of butter