Dissolve yeast in warm water.
Add sugar, salt, caraway seed, sage, nutmeg, lukewarm water and one half the flour.
Beat until smooth; add egg, shortening and remaining flour.
Beat until smooth.
Cover with damp cloth and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk.
Stir down; spoon into muffin pans.
Let rise until dough reaches top of muffin pans.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.