⅓ cup very warm water
1 envelope dry yeast
5 tbsp plus ¼ tsp sugar
1⅓ cups warm milk
1 large egg
1½ tsp salt
5 tbsp butter
4 cups all purpose flour
4 tbsp butter, softened
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp icing sugar
To make the honey butter, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
Add the warm water to a small bowl, add the yeast and the 1/4 teaspoon of sugar, mix and set aside for 10 minutes, until foamy.
Pour the yeast mixture into a large bowl, add the sugar, milk, egg, salt and butter. Mix well.
Gradually stir in the flour, place in a greased bowl, cover and leave in a warm place for 2 hours, until doubled in size.
Punch down the dough, place on a floured surface, divide dough into 2 balls. Roll out each ball into a 13 inch circle. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into wedges and brush with the honey butter. Roll up each triangle starting at the widest part and place on a greased tray. Cover and leave to rise for 1 hour.
Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes. As soon as rolls are removed from oven, brush with remaining honey butter.