n the bowl of a stand mixer combine the water, yeast and sugar; let rest 10 minutes until foamy.
Add milk, egg, butter, sugar, salt, and flour to the yeast mixture and mix with the dough hook on medium-low until thoroughly combined, about 10 minutes
Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Let rest ten minutes. Divide dough into 16 balls. Roll each ball into a 9-inch rope. Tie in a loose knot. Roll each knot in melted butter and then in rind/sugar mixture. Place on a large parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let double in size, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden. Remove from pan and place on cooling rack. Brush with citrus glaze, serve warm.