Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
Such a cute activity for kids to help with! They can make the beehives and of course do all the mixing. These rise for 1 hour and then another 15 minutes; this time isn't included in the prep or bake time. From Easy to Bake, Easy to Make.
- 1⁄4 ounce active dry yeast
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 2⁄3 cup warm milk
- 1⁄2 cup honey, divided
- 1⁄4 cup butter, plus
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in milk, /4 cup honey and 1/4 cup butter. Add salt and enough flour to make soft dough.
- Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes.
- Place dough in a greased bowl turning to grease the top also. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Punch dough down; divide in half. Roll each half of dough into a 12 X 6 inch rectangle.
- Cut one inch strips from the long edge of each rectangle. Curl into a behive shape with a wider base and narrower top on the baking sheet.
- Cover; let rise until doubled in size again, about 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake buns until golden, 15-20 minutes.
- Combine honey and butter in a small saucepan until butter melts.
- Drizzle over buns.
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Okay, so how exactly do you keep yourself from eating the whole batch fresh from the oven? I mean I understand waiting long enough to drizzle and not burn your mouth, but beyond that? :) I froze half the batch to keep paws off, but my DD6 still asked me for seconds and wanted more for dessert! Thank you so much for posting, it satusfies my honeybun cravings without that icky gas station stop. :) ETA: Dang, they are just as good reheated from the freezer. 1 minute at half power was perfect to reheat one bun.