Pour hot water, honey, oil, beaten egg, and salt into the pan of a bread machine.
Add the flour. Make a well in the center and add the yeast.
Place pan in the bread machine, close the lid, plug in the machine, and select the "dough" cycle.
When the machine beeps - Do Not Open The Lid - look through the lid and see how much the dough has risen. If it is less than 3/4 of the way up the sides, unplug the machine and allow to continue rising. If you open the lid, it will let all of the heat out. It could take another 30 - 60 minutes.
Remove the dough to a flour covered surface, and divide into 12 equal sized pieces. I find it easier to use a kitchen scale to divide the dough. Allow dough to rest for about 10 minutes.
Roll dough into long ropes, then roll up into spirals. Place on a parchment/silpat covered baking sheet.
Cover with a kitchen towel, and allow to rise a second time until almost doubled, 30 - 45 minutes in a warm, draft-free spot. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Add the garlic powder and salt.
Remove the towel, and brush the tops of the rolls with the garlic butter mixture using a pastry brush. Place in a preheated oven and bake for 12 - 15 minutes until tops are golden brown.
Remove from oven and brush tops again with the garlic butter.
You can also make breadsticks. Place rope onto baking sheet without rolling into a spiral.
You can also make simple dinner rolls by shaping the dough pieces into round balls and baking in a 9 x 13 pan.