1/2 c. butter 2 1/2 tbsp dried yeast
2 c. milk 8 c. flour
1/2 c. honey 1/2 c. butter
1 tbsp salt 3/4 c. honey
2 eggs (room temperature)
In a small saucepan scald 2 cups of milk, remove from heat. Add 1/2 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of honey and stir until it is mixed well, set aside to cool. Into mixer bowl sift together 3 cups of flour, 1 tbsp salt and dried yeast. When the milk, honey and butter have cooled off to room temp add to the flour mixture and also add 2 eggs, beat for 3-4 minutes on a medium speed. Let sit for 10 minutes. Add flour until you are able to knead it, oil your hands as you are aiming for a slightly sticky dough. Let this dough rise in a greased bowl, covered with a greased plastic baggie and a thick towel in a warm place until doubled in size. Punch down and roll into balls about the size of a small apple, saving back a small amount of dough. Put the balls of dough into a greased and floured 9 X 13 inch glass dish allowing room for them to expand. Beat an egg and brush the tops of these rolls with it, using the held back dough make small balls and place one on top of each of the rolls. The egg will help the small balls to stay in place. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Melt the other 1/2 cup of butter and mix in the 1/2 cup of honey, pour this over the rolls at the 30 minute mark and then bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Note: This is a German recipe that goes way back. It is a family favorite for any holiday meal. They make extremely good leftover turkey sandwiches!