Balance the water for a DDT of 80.
Mix straight dough method and develop to 80°F.
Ferment 1.5 hours. Scale into 4.5 ounce strands for 18 oz. loaves.
Braid in four strand, by overlapping the "x".
Egg wash. Proof 45 minutes – 1 hour.
Egg wash a second time. Bake 400°F with three seconds of steam for 25 minutes.
Reduce temp to 375°F for last 5-10 minutes.
Formula courtesy of National Honey Board