- 1 2/3 cups lukewarm water, divided
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast (1 package)
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 Tbsp butter room temperature
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted for brushing
Using a bowl of a stand mixer combine half of the lukewarm water, yeast, and sugar. Let it sit for 15 minutes until foamy.
Add remaining water, honey, salt, butter and 4 cups of the flour to the bowl. Using the dough hook, knead on low speed until the dough comes together and is soft but not too sticky. Add flour if necessary. Continue to knead for 5-10 minutes until the dough pulls away from the sides and is soft and smooth.
Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic or a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place for 60 minutes or until doubled in size.
Lightly flour a surface to work the dough on. Divide it into two equally sized portions. Use your hands to gently pat each half into a rectangle. Roll up the rectangle into a right roll and pinch the seams to seal. Tuck the ends of the roll slightly under the roll and place in a greased loaf pan. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake loaves for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
Remove the loaves from the loaf pan and brush melted butter on the top of the loaves. Enjoy!