Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease two large loaf pans.
Combine all ingredients except flour in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the dough hook.
With the mixer on medium-low add 3/4 of the flour, mix until just
combined. Add the remaining flour and mix for 5 minutes on medium-low.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp towel and set in a
warm place. Allow the dough to rise until double the size,
approximately 1 hour.
Place the dough on a slightly oiled work surface, cut in half and form
each half into a loaf. Place each loaf in a loaf pan, cover with a damp
towel and allow the dough to rise until it extends 1 inch over the rim
of the pan.
Bake the bread in a 350 F oven for 40 minutes or until the internal
temperature reads 170 degrees. Turn the bread out of the pan and cool on
a wire rack before slicing.
Makes two loaves.