Ingredients

3 tablespoons unsalted butter (42 grams)
¼ cup honey (85 grams)
1 cup whole milk (237 ml)
1 cup yellow cornmeal (140 grams)
2 ½ - 3 cups all-purpose flour (300-360 grams)
1 ½ teaspoon salt
2 ¼ teaspoon Red Star Active-Dry Yeast (1 envelope, 7 grams)
Melted butter , for brushing

Instructions

1.In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the butter, honey and milk. Heat until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes, or until 120-130°F.
2.In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, combine the cornmeal, 1 ½ cup of the all-purpose flour, salt and yeast. Add the warm milk mixture and mix until combined.
3.With the mixer on medium low speed, add the remaining all-purpose flour ¼ cup at a time until dough clears the bowl and is only slightly sticky to the touch (you may not need the full 3 cups of flour). Continue to knead until smooth and elastic, about 5-7 minutes.
4.Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
5.Gently punch down dough and knead a few times, then let rest for about 5 minutes. On a clean surface, roll out the dough into a long rectangle about 8 inches wide. Starting on a short side, roll up the dough and place seam-side down in a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan.
6.Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled again, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375° F.
7.Bake until the top is golden, about 40-45 minutes. Brush with the warm loaf with melted butter. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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