Make the milk lukewarm. Cream the yeast and sugar in a basin, add the milk to it, also the egg, well beaten.
Put the flour into a bowl, add the salt and mix well. Rub in the butter until evenly mixed. Pour in the yeast mixture and beat to a dough. Put it in a warm place to rise for 1¼ hours, then form the dough into little cottage loaves, horseshoes or twists. Leave them in a warm place for 10 minutes. Brush over with beaten egg and bake in a hot oven, 425° F., gas mark 7, for 20 minutes.
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