This recipe is by Jeff and Zoe of Artisan Breads in Five Minutes a Day. Their recipe is found in Steamy Kitchen's blog. This is such a great dough which can be used for different bread recipes. The good news is it requires barely any work, just measure, mix and let it chill out in the fridge....easy as 1, 2, 3!
1 3/4 cups lukewarm water
1 1/2 tbl instant yeast
1 1/2 tbl kosher salt (or 1 1/2 tsp table salt)
4 lg eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
7 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, water, honey, melted butter, yeast and salt. Stir well with a wooden spoon.
2. Add in the flour. Stir until you don’t see any more dry bits of flour (about a minute). Cover (not airtight) and stick it in the refrigerator overnight, or up to 4 days. The longer you let it fart around in the refrigerator (literally!), the better tasting the dough will be.
NOTE: I left it out to rise for about two hours before I placed it in the refrigerator.