Put the sugar in a saucepan and add the water, stirring well. Heat over a medium flame, adding the honey and some threads of saffron. Mix well and let it boil in during 5-10 minutes. Let the saucepan on a minimum flame.
Melt the butter separately into the pan. Add the flour and a pinch of salt to the melted butter and mix well. The flour must be completely absorbed by the butter. Pay attention, that the flour may not be added later!
Heat the flour and butter mixture over a medium heat, stirring all the time, until the mixture turns a golden color.