In a large bowl, whisk together the
Unbleached All Purpose Flour (6 cups)
Kosher Salt (1 Tbsp)
Granulated Sugar (1 Tbsp)
Instant Dry Yeast (1 Tbsp)
. Add the
Water (3 cups)
, followed by the
Neutral Oil (1/3 cup)
. Using a rubber spatula, mix until the liquid is absorbed and the ingredients form a sticky dough ball.
Cover the bowl with a damp tea towel or plastic wrap and set aside in a warm spot to rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until the dough has doubled in size.
Set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease two 8.5x4.5-inch loaf pans generously with the
Unsalted Butter (as needed)
Using two forks, deflate the dough by releasing it from the sides of the bowl and pulling it toward the center. Rotate the bowl quarter turns as you deflate, turning the mass into a rough ball.
Using your two forks and working from the center out, separate the dough into two equal pieces. With greased hands lift each half of the dough into a prepared pan. Do not cover the pans.
Let the dough rise in the pans on the countertop near the oven (or another warm, draft-free spot) for 20-25 minutes, until the top of the dough just crowns the rims of the pans.
Transfer the pans to the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, until the tops are golden brown and firm to the touch.
Remove the pans from the oven and turn the loaves out onto a cooling rack. Let them rest on their sides for at least 15 minutes before carving.