Make sponge same as for bread, but make it with boiled milk that has cooled to the temperature wanted, when sponge is light. To each quart of sponge add half cup sugar, tablespoon salt, half cup butter, and three eggs, mix well, then mix in enough flour to make medium stiff dough, let rise until light. You can make this dough into any shape you wish. The following shape is a very good one..
Roll round same as plain rolls, set to one side and let rise a few minutes. Now take a knife handle lay it crossways about center and press down almost mashing the roll into two pieces, grease with butter in place made by knife handle, then lay on side and mash open side together, put in pan with cut place just a little turned up, let rise, wash with egg and bake.