Combine the dry yeast and warm water.
Warm over low the milk, butter, salt, and 2 tablespoons of honey until the butter has melted. (Do not let it come to a boil!) Add to the yeast mixture.
Whisk in cinnamon, nutmeg, and eggs into the mixture. Add the raisins and slowly stir in the ﬂour, 1 cup at a time.
Knead on a lightly floured surface for 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and resilient.
Let rise covered in greased bowl until double.Then punch down the dough and divide into 24 balls and place, sides touching, in a greased and ﬂoured 9x13 pan and let rise again. With a sharp knife, cut crosses into each bun.
Bake at 375° F for 15 minutes.
Glaze with honey (as much or as little as you like) and bake 5 minutes more. Meanwhile, stir together the confectioner sugar, the honey and the two tablespoons of water to make the frosting. When you take the buns out of the oven, cool for 10 minutes, then cross each bun with the frosting.
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