3 1/4 cup bread flour
2 1/4 tsp yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
6 large eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 sticks of butter, melted
1 egg for egg wash
Whisk together bread flour, yeast and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together 6 eggs, 1/2 cup room temperature water and sugar. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Add 2 sticks of melted butter into the egg mixture and whisk together.
Pour all wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir together to make a wet dough. Let sit for 10 minutes
With your hand…pull dough in around the sides 8 times (all the way around) – do 3 more times every 30 minutes. Then put into the refrigerator for 16 hours to 24 hours.
Take the dough out of the fridge. Flour a board. Cut dough into 4 equal pieces. Pat down into 4 inch disks and shape into a little ball. Don’t apply pressure but create a ball. Let rest for 5 minutes while you prepare 2 loaf pans with cooking spray.
Push dough down again and pull sides in to the center again. Flip and shape into a ball a second time. Fit two rounds into each pan and push down so it rises into the corners. Let rise for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours or once doubled.
Preheat to 350 degrees F.
Brush each loaf with an egg wash and bake. Half way through turn to bake evenly. Bake for 40 minutes or until thermometer reads 190F. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan…then turn out and cool 2 hours on a rack.